Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland rank among the top universities in the world at being granted utility patents, according to a list compiled by the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association.
For the third straight year, Hopkins notched a top ten finish. The university finished seventh on the list, its highest finish ever on the list. Hopkins was granted 167 patents in 2016.
Maryland ranked 27th on the list for the second straight year, tying its highest appearance on the list. The university was granted 72 patents last year.
Both universities have been on the list every year in its five-year history.
The list compiles the top 100 universities worldwide who have been granted utility patents by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.