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USF ranks among top 20 international universities for patents

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TAMPA, Fla (WFLA) – For much of her tenure, USF President Judy Genshaft, who retires next month, worked to establish the school’s preeminence and ensure the that the university is recognized for its work in technology, and for the seventh consecutive year, the University of South Florida is being listed as one of the world’s top universities, in producing patented work.

According to newly-released rankings by the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association USF is ranked No. 7 among American public research universities and No. 16 among all universities worldwide in generating new patents.

The ranking puts USF among the more than 1,000 academic institutions creating new inventions and being granted intellectual property protection from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

The 96 patents that USF inventors garnered in 2018 was the most among any Florida university. From clean energy solutions to sustainable water technologies to nanoscale particles designed to improve drug delivery in the fight against central nervous system diseases, USF has addressed many problems with its newly patented work

“The University of South Florida is proud of the role we play in supporting innovation and invention,” said USF System President Judy Genshaft in a statement. “As part of our mission as a Preeminent public research university, we have a responsibility to examine the most complex issues that impact our society and find novel, practical solutions. The ideas, technologies and products being developed by our talented faculty and students each day make tangible impacts on the world around us.”

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