Johns Hopkins University is among the top 10 schools worldwide that earned the most patents for university-born inventions and technologies last year.
Johns Hopkins ranked at No. 9 on the 2018 list of top patent-earners, published by the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association. The institution earned 132 U.S. utility patents throughout 2018.
Hopkins has ranked in the top 10 since 2014, when it boasted 140 patents — it had 143 patents in 2015, 167 in 2016 and 164 in 2017.