The Iowa State University Research Foundation Inc. (ISURF) was tied for 63rd place on the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) 2023 Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted United States Utility Patents List. Iowa State was the only Iowa university on this year’s list. The ISURF placed at No. 88 in 2022, moving up 25 spots on the 2023 list. The top 100 list is compiled using data from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office with rankings determined by the number of U.S. utility patents granted in the 2023 calendar year. Iowa State had 49 patents in 2023, a 25% increase from 2022. The ISURF is a nonprofit foundation that was established to own and manage the collection of intellectual property that arises from the research enterprise at ISU and the Ames National Lab. To view the full rankings, click here.