Patents


OTT has collected quarterly and annual metrics that provide a clear view of our activities. We then visualized that data through accessible charts and tables. These charts and tables reveal how our work benefits OTT as well as our partners, faculty, and entrepreneurs.

US Patent Applications

OTT is responsible for pursuing patent protection, as appropriate, for inventions that get disclosed by our researchers, clinicians, and personnel. This graph, and companion tables, show the number of Provisional, Standard, and other patent types that get filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office annually.

Applications by Continent

OTT often pursues patent protection for Emory inventions in countries outside the US. This graph, and companion table, show the number and percentage of patents filed in various jurisdictions across the globe by continent since FY2000.

Issued US Patents

It can take a number of years, but patent applications get examined by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and some of them are allowed or issued. This graph, and companion tables, show the annual number of patents issued by the USPTO to Emory and to Emory and other joint owners of the patent rights.

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US Patent Applications by Fiscal Year

Fiscal YearStandard USProvisionalOtherTotal
FY21668635187
FY20599932190
FY196410332199
FY18348431149
FY17568529170
FY16548924167
FY15478623156
FY14728523180
FY134011422176
FY123610013149
FY1149958152

Applications by Continent

5,572 Total Patent Applications since FY00

ContinentNo. Apps
Africa38
Asia652
Europe1244
N. America3353
Oceania230
South America55
US2884

Issued US Patents

Fiscal YearEmory OnlyJointly HeldTotal
FY21202343
FY20302353
FY19172845
FY18272552
FY17251641
FY1692332
FY1532537
FY14251035
FY1311718
FY1213518
FY1114216

OTT Standard Data Request Disclosure

Below is a list of caveats to keep in mind related to data requests concerning technology transfer activity.

  • Department assignments are made at the time of disclosure to the best of OTTs knowledge for Emory faculty, staff, or student listed on the disclosure form. These technology assignments do not change over time.
  • Agreements can be counted more than once. This is due to the one-to-many relationship between the data element and inventors. For example, one disclosure can have multiple inventors listed and each of those can be associated with a different department. Therefore, each department “count” would include that same disclosure. This type of data cannot be summed for totals.
  • Agreements will include only exclusive and non-exclusive agreements that are active, expired, or terminated.

U.S. Patent Applications by Fiscal Year

Fiscal YearSchool - CollegeSchool - MedicineSchool - Other
FY213416642
FY203016523
FY192616041
FY181812724
FY172112730
FY162412214
FY15148118
FY141112414
FY131816014
FY12251454
FY11201255

U.S. Patents Issued by Fiscal Year

Fiscal YearSchool - CollegeSchool - MedicineSchool - Other
FY219397
FY2012504
FY194385
FY1810454
FY177363
FY165311
FY159322
FY143332
FY134152
FY128152
FY114142