The University of New Mexico is ranked No. 81 (tie) on the Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted Utility Patents in 2022, a list published by the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

In celebration of World IP Day, the National Academy of Inventors today released its annual list of the Top 100 Worldwide University U.S. Utility Patent holders. The Academy has been releasing the rankings based on calendar year data provided by the United States Patent and Trademark Office since 2013.

“As we celebrate World IP Day, I am so pleased to see this evidence of the international impact of research and innovation conducted at academic institutions around the globe,” said Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Kathi Vidal. “On this special day, we at the USPTO pledge to do all we can to maintain a strong intellectual property system here at home and around the world.”

“Throughout its existence, the National Academy of Inventors has sought to quantify with hard data, the vital role research and patented technology developed at academic institutions play in our society,” said Paul Sanberg, president of the Academy. “Nothing we do more clearly illustrates that point than this annual report. We will continue to seek other ways to reinforce that message. I will be announcing next steps in that regard during our Annual Meeting in Washington DC June 25-27.

In a change from past practice, the Academy has updated the requirements for the Top 100 placement to include all named assignees listed on the patent to provide a more comprehensive view of the patents held by these universities. Previously only the first-named assignee was included in the count. See the full Top 100 Worldwide List here.

This marks the 10th year that the University of New Mexico has been ranked on this list.