Oakland University has been cited in a list of the 25 most innovative companies ranked by patent quality in Southeast Michigan by Crain’s Detroit Business. Oakland is ranked 23rd in the “Eureka Index” and is the only university that appears in the ranking.
The ranking, done in partnership between Crain’s and Ocean Tomo, an IP valuation firm, was determined by analyzing patents that were issued in 2013 to organizations and identifying those that were most innovative based on about 50 factors.
Special mention is in order for Lorenzo Smith from the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Hongwei Qu from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the School of Engineering and Computer Science, and Xiangqun Zeng from the Department of Chemistry in the College of Arts & Sciences. These individuals developed patents in 2013 that were acknowledged for their quality and innovation that led to the ranking in Crain’s.
The Crain’s article can be found here.
To see abstracts of the Oakland University acquired patents, click here.
“As a doctoral research university, we are committed to research and innovation at Oakland as an integral part of our mission, and the recognition received for innovation through the high-profile work of our faculty speaks to the high quality and impact of our research,” said James P. Lentini, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost.
Source: Oakland University