UGA is ranked among the top 100 universities worldwide for the number of U.S. utility patents granted in 2014, according to a list released by the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association.
Based on data obtained from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the list recognizes the important role patents play in facilitating the movement of university research discoveries into the marketplace.
The UGA patents issued in 2014 included those covering antimicrobial coatings for textiles, a candidate HIV treatment, a biomarker that may enhance early detection of breast cancer, two poultry vaccines and a method for neutralizing munitions residue. UGA has more than 500 active patents protecting its inventions.
More than 500 products based on UGA technologies have reached the marketplace.
Top U.S. universities listed include the University of California’s 10-campus system, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University as well as the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University.