NC State Jumps to No. 80 Worldwide for U.S. Patents

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Taking research to market is something NC State does better than most.

And the fifth-annual worldwide rankings from the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) affirm that claim, putting North Carolina’s largest institution in its Top 100 universities in U.S. utility patents in 2016.

NC State jumped to No. 80 on the list, up 17 places from last year. It was one of four public and private universities in the state among the top 100. (Download the full list of 100 worldwide universities.)

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