KFUPM to the Fourth Place in the World in the Number of Patents
08 July 2019
KFUPM appeared on the 4th worldwide among universities by the National Academy of Inventors and Intellectual Property of America for the first 100 universities in the world in the number of patents registered in the United States in 2018.
The strategic objective of research activities is to produce technologies in strategic areas of energy, petrochemicals, water & energy and to solve the challenges facing the Kingdom. Over 1000 patents have been registered by faculty members, researchers, graduate students and undergraduate students.
King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM) rose to the fourth place worldwide in 2018 according to the annual ranking of the American National Academy of Inventors and Intellectual Property Owners for universities in terms of the number of patents registered in the United States. This is the second appearance of KFUPM within the list of the top ten universities in the world. KFUPM achieved the sixth place in 2017.
The National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association published the seventh annual report on trends in academic patents, Tampa, Florida in June 2019. It has announced the top 100 universities in the world that were granted US patents in 2018, followed by the preparation of the report using data from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). It highlights the vital role of patents in research and university innovation.
The universities that advanced KFUPM in ranking are the top three American universities: University of California, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University.