UGA in the top five public research institutions in the INPI 2022 ranking of leading patent applicants

Innovation, Research, Business
On March 23, 2023
At 30th place in the INPI 2022 ranking, Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA) maintains its rank among the French institutions that invest the most in innovation, with the entry this year of its academic division Grenoble INP-UGA, at 40th place.
On 17 March 2023, the French National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) published its 2022 list of the top patent applicants.

Twelve public research organizations are ranked in the top 50, including UGA and Grenoble INP, Graduate schools of Engineering and Management, UGA (known as the Grenoble Polytechnic Institute in intellectual property terms), in recognition of the strength of public research for innovation.

Historically recognized for their excellence in research and innovation, UGA and Grenoble INP - UGA have once again distinguished themselves by ranking alongside the largest innovative French companies. This performance is the result of their policy of promoting research and reflects their strategic ambition to develop a culture of innovation for the impact of public research. It is the result of a strategic action plan aimed at increasing partnerships with socio-economic and cultural stakeholders as well as transfers for the benefit of companies and society. Since 1 January 2021, an innovation and transfer service unit, ITO@UGA, shared by UGA and Grenoble INP - UGA for collective efficiency, provides the best service to research units and their staff.
top 50 des premiers déposants de brevets

How the rankings are compiled

This ranking is established by INPI by counting the number of patent applications through the national channel (i.e. with INPI) published in 2022, which corresponds to applications filed between 1 July 2020 and 30 June 2021. This ranking takes into account the structure of the groups: it is established by identifying and grouping the subsidiaries belonging to a single group, in collaboration with them to best reflect the reality. Contrary to other patent ranking lists, such as those of the EPO or WIPO, all possible co-applicants of a patent application are included (and not only the first named applicant). The address considered in this ranking is that of the applicant, not that of the inventor. The purpose of this ranking is to translate as accurately as possible the activity of companies in terms of patent filings with the INPI.
Published on  March 30, 2023
Updated on  March 30, 2023