Patent Powerhouses


Compiled by Francesco Fiondella

Institutions that received the most license income in fiscal-year 2002

Banking on Invention

Institutions which got back the highest percentage of their research spending as license income in fiscal-year 2002. Pies are proportional to the institution's research expenditures.

Science by the People, for the People

Research expenditures for US universities, hospitals, and institutes equaled $37 billion in fiscal year 2002; most of the money came from federal sources.

Tech Titans of Life Sciences††

CHI Research's primary method of calculating technology strength multiplies the number of US patents awarded to a university by the current-impact index-how frequently the university's patents of the last five years are cited by current-year patents (1.0 being the average for all universities).

Science linkage–another measure of tech strength-is based on the number of papers cited in an institution's US patents. Technically-innovative patents, the logic goes, have a higher number...

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