Universities play a crucial role in advancing technologies
through their research activities. Consequently, the process of
technology transfer and commercialisation of IP by universities
has gained significance. To gain insights into the patterns and
trends, we studied the university transactions recorded by the
USPTO during 2013.
In this infographic, we have outlined some interesting
trends such as top transacted technologies, university
rankings, and filing trends over the years. In addition, data
points from 2012 provide a notable comparison of how the
universities stack up as compared to the previous year. For a
detailed analysis, we have segregated the report into two major
chunks, studying transactions to government agencies and
corporate entities respectively.
From the university-related transactions that occurred in
2013, technologies in healthcare, medical imaging and
diagnostics, and semiconductors (to some extent) dominated.
Notable changes between 2012 and 2013 include Rochester
University’s emergence as one of the top three
assignors last year (it had been involved in just 20
assignments in 2012) and Sloan Keating Cancer
Centre’s move down the list, assigning a mere 22
patent transactions during 2013.
The report also indicates that universities based in Asian
countries such Japan, Korea and Taiwan have carried out a good
amount of patent transactions. Here’s a detailed
look at how universities have fared in IP commercialisation
activities last year.
Click on image to enlarge
The infographic was produced by Relecura, a patent and
portfolio analysis platform developed by INDUS