Key Finding: Creating the innovations of tomorrow
- More than three out of every four patents at the top 10 patent-producing US universities (76%) had at least one foreign-born inventor.
- More than half of the patents (54%) were awarded to the group of foreign-born inventors most likely to face visa hurdles: students, postdoctoral fellows, or staff researchers.
- The percentage of patents with an immigrant inventor at the 10 schools studied ranged from almost 65% at Cornell to nearly 90% at Georgia Tech and the University of Illinois.
Available at, http://www.newamericaneconomy.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/patent-pending.pdf