USU receives record number of patents

Utah State University’s success as one of Utah’s leading research institutions is evident in many ways. For the second year in a row, USU saw increased commercialization.A record 16 patents were issued to USU in fiscal 2010, the most patents ever received by USU’s Technology Commercialization Office in a single year. In fiscal 2010, the office received 92 invention disclosures from students and professors, leading to 50 patent application filings.Nineteen license agreements were signed in 2010 compared with 11 agreements signed each year in 2009 and 2008. Licensing income increased by 14 percent from the previous year.

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