CU ranked 14th among universities in 'Patent Power'

By Staff

The University of Colorado ranks high among peers for its portfolio of patents, according to a recent list in the monthly magazine of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world's largest professional technology association.

IEEE Spectrum magazine, the group's flagship publication, recently issued its annual U.S. patent survey, 2010 Patent Power, compiled after reviews of more than 1,000 world organizations to find out who owns the most influential patent portfolios.

According to Spectrum, the analytic methodology "goes beyond patent counts to emphasize how frequently a company's patents are cited by other patents."

Within the category of Universities/Education/Training, CU ranked 14th, immediately behind Stanford and MIT.

For Patent Power scorecards sorted by categories, click here.