Top 10 U.S. Universities Receiving Patents in 2006
Billkozy on 11/30/2007
|To quote from Andrew Delbanco in September 30, 2007 issue of The New York Times Magazine: "College presidents...point out that America’s colleges and universities are the best in the world, in large part because of the uniquely American partnership between public financing and private philanthropy. Universities create jobs, develop new therapies and technologies and train America’s young people for the modern knowledge economy. All this is true. But comparable claims could be made for a pharmaceutical company. What makes the modern university different from any other corporation?|
There is more and more reason to think: less and less. Driven by big science and global competition, our top universities compete for “market share” and “brand-name positioning,” employ teams of consultants and lobbyists and furnish their campuses with luxuries in order to attract paying “customers” — a word increasingly used as a synonym for students."
According to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, these are the top 10 U.S. universities receiving patents in 2006...
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