Tel Aviv University received the highest ranking for an Israeli institution in a list of top 100 universities around the globe with registered patents in the United States during 2018. The list was put together by the National Academy of Inventors and Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO.)
Tel Aviv University ranked 66th on the list of Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted US Utility Patents in 2018. The Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa was the second Israeli university on the list, with the 75th spot.
The University of California ranked first, followed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Stanford University. Saudia Arabia’s King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals was in fourth place. It was the only university not based in the United States in the top 10.
Tel Aviv University was recognized through its Ramot technology transfer arm, which registered 37 patents in the US in 2018. It registered a total of 121 international patents in 2018, the university said.
The Technion was recognized through its Technion Research and Development Foundation and had 32 patents registered in the US.
The University of California registered 526 US patents in 2018, according to the report.
The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) is a US non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging inventors in academia, following a model of the National Academies of the United States. It was founded at the University of South Florida in 2010.
The Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) is a trade group for owners of patents, trademarks, and copyrights established in 1972.
Since 2013, the NAI and the IPO have released an annual report listing the top 100 universities by number of patents. The University of California has been at the top of the list each year.