Florida Universities Generate Most Patents in State

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State University System Board of Governors Release

Florida's universities generate more patents than any other entity in the state!

The State University System is ranked number one in Florida for the number of patents issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, with more than 800 in the past five years, including 241 at the University of South Florida and 236 at both the University of Central Florida and University of Florida. (Read more in the Annual Accountability Report, page 20)

Why should you care? Universities' research not only generates new medical breakthroughs, scientific innovations and more understanding about the way we live—it also provides a boost to Florida’s economy.

Bottom line? The State University System of Florida is turning knowledge into action.

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