Foreign Born Dominate U.S. Patent Holders: Study

October 12, 2012

About 76% of the patents at the top 10 patent-producing U.S. universities in 2011 had at least one foreign-born inventor, according to a new study by The Partnership for a New American Economy.

Foreign nationals were listed as inventors in over 84% of the IT patents and 79% of the patents for pharmaceutical drugs or drug compounds.

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