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USF ranks 10th in nation for patents

USF ranked 10th in the nation and 13th internationally for the amount of patents it produced in 2014, according to a pair of reports from the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association. 

The data, obtained from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, shows that USF has ranked in the top 15 in patent grants for the last five years. USF produced 104 patents last year, which earned its 4th place rank among public universities by comparison, University of Florida ranked 7th, Florida State University ranked 30th and University of Central Florida ranked 12th. 

The top three universities for patent grants in 2014 were University of California, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Tsinghua University in Beijing.