Utah State University is one of Utah’s flagship research institutions and the school is celebrating a record number of inventions patented in 2009. After receiving 80 idea disclosures from students and professors about potential inventions, a record number 44 patents were filed and 11 patents were issued to USU along with 10 commercialized technologies that fall into the copyright category.This is by far the most ever received by USU’s Technology Commercialization Office in a single yea. By comparison in fiscal year 2008 62 ideas were disclosed to the TCO, 26 patents filed and five patents were received by the TCO.
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