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William Rainey Harper's Index

Patent vending

First found reference to the University pursuing patents in board of trustees minutes: 1921


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Courtesy the University of Chicago School Mathematics Project

Patent cases generated by Chicago’s technology and intellectual-property office, UCTech (previously ARCH), since its 1987 inception: 2,000+

University inventors who have disclosed inventions to UCTech: 1,250

Patents granted to molecular-genetics and cell-biology professor Bernard Roizman, more than any other
Chicago researcher: 220

Licensing agreements resulting from UCTech patents: 230

Annual revenue from such agreements: $6 million

Annual revenue paid to inventors: $1.5 million

UCTech’s annual patent filing and maintenance costs: $2 million

Companies started from University patents: 45

Number of K–6 children using the U of C School Mathematics Project’s patented Everyday Math curriculum:
4 million+

Mammograms screened using U of C–developed breast cancer–detecting software: 10.5 million



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