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On Monday, UCF was ranked 19th in the nation among public universities and 40th in the world for the number of U.S. patents secured in 2015.

The university was ranked by the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Association Top 100 Worldwide University Granted Patents in 2015 report. The list is determined on data gathered from the Patent and Trademark Office.

“This recognition demonstrates the power of universities to produce research that saves and improves lives,” said Elizabeth Klonoff, UCF’s vice president for research, in a release. “And we are proud to play a critical role in innovation that not only elevates the pursuit of knowledge, but also solves real-world problems.”

UCF secured 50 utility patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, beating out Duke University, the University of Rochester and Indiana University.

UCF, the University of Florida and the University of South Florida had 245 total U.S. patents.

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Matthew Saunders is the Sports Editor for the Central Florida Future. Email him at matthews@centralfloridafuture.com.

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