UofL ranked among top 100 universities in the world for U.S. patents granted in 2015


    LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The University of Louisville is among the top 100 universities in the world that were granted U.S. utility patents for 2015.

    UofL ranked in a five-way tie for No. 97 with 25 patents in fiscal year 2015.

    “Belonging to this elite list is yet another affirmation that UofL has made great strides in the innovation arena in the last several years,” said Eugene Krentsel, associate vice president for research and innovation.

    The ranking comes from a report published by the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO). It utilizes data acquired from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to highlight the important role patents play in university research and innovation.

    The NAI and IPO have published the report annually since 2013. The rankings are compiled by calculating the number of utility patents granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in which the university is the first assignee on the printed patent.

    The full report of the Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted Patents in 2015 can be found at http://www.academyofinventors.com/pdf/top-100-universities-2015.pdf.

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    John Karman, III
    John Karman joined the Office of Communications and Marketing in 2014 after a 20-plus year career as a Louisville journalist. He has served as director of media relations since 2015. In that role, he answers reporters’ inquiries and is the university’s main spokesperson. John was a reporter for Business First of Louisville from 1999 to 2013. There, he won numerous awards from the Louisville chapter of the Society for Professional Journalists and American City Business Journals, parent company to Business First. John can die happy after seeing the Chicago Cubs win the 2016 World Series, although he would also enjoy another title.