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Georgetown University ranks among the Top 100 U.S. Universities Granted Utility Patents in 2022!

Georgetown University, a Carnegie-classified R1 institution,  ranks among the Top 100 U.S. Universities Granted Utility Patents in 2022, a list published by the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). This list highlights and celebrates American innovation and showcases universities that play a large role in advancing the innovation ecosystem both in the United States and beyond. Georgetown ranked #67 among thousands of colleges and universities in 2022. [https://academyofinventors.org/top-100-us-universities/]

Tatiana Litvin-Vechnyak, Ph.D. leads Georgetown’s Office of Technology Commercialization, which manages Georgetown’s patent, licensing, and spinout creation activities. “Georgetown University has a long-standing history of groundbreaking research and impactful discoveries that have included allergy medication, the HPV vaccine technology, and a whole body CT scanner, among several others.  With significant expertise in Health and Life Sciences, specifically neuroscience and oncology, our research prowess exceeds expectations,” Litvin-Vechnyak says.  The rankings further demonstrate Georgetown’s deep commitment to discovery and academic excellence, a critical part of its Jesuit values.

“As a U.S.-based national academy, it is important to us not only to showcase innovation happening on the broader world stage but here at home as well. Invention has been part of the American experience since the country’s inception, with intellectual property being protected in the Constitution,” said Jamie Renee, executive director of NAI. “Innovation has always been at the heart of U.S. culture, and the Top 100 U.S. Universities list allows us to recognize and celebrate the commitment these universities have to the American tradition of invention and protection of IP.”

Since 2013, NAI has published the Top 100 Worldwide Universities list. The Top 100 U.S. Universities list is the newest ranking published by NAI and helps show a more focused view of the national innovation landscape and the contributions made by U.S. academic institutions.

NAI’s Top 100 lists are created using calendar year data provided by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Top 100 placement includes all named assignees listed on the patent. See the full Top 100 U.S. Universities List here.


Stay tuned for more groundbreaking developments from the Georgetown Office of Technology Commercialization! We are committed to driving progress in innovation and research translation in the academic world. For inquiries, partnerships, and collaborations, please contact our Office of Technology Commercialization: techlicensing@georgetown.edu

Utility Patents in 2022