Reflecting its emphasis on commercializing technologies to improve society, the University of Houston remains among the Top 100 global universities for the number of utility patents in the latest rankings.
UH was No. 75 on the list, up from No. 88 the previous year. It was one of just three Texas universities to be listed, joining The University of Texas (No. 3) and Texas A&M (No. 65).
The National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association produce the rankings of public and private institutions based on utility patents, which make up 90% of all patents issued. UH has ranked among the Top 100 global universities for the past five years.
“The rankings show that UH continues to make a major contribution to the innovation enterprise on the U.S. and global stage,” said Amr Elnashai, vice president/vice chancellor for research and technology transfer at UH. “To be in the top 100 universities worldwide for U.S. patents emphasizes that the UH research enterprise has been successfully steered towards impactful research with the potential to address societal challenges.”