Nano & French university patents : Université Claude Bernard (Lyon) ranks 1st


This chart was built by searching the Espacenet database for patents

1) mentionning the prefix “nano” in their title or abstract

2) mentionning “univ”, the [FR] country code, and the name of the university in the “applicant” field

3) without any restriction of publication year

Only the top 10 most visible French universities according to these criteria are presented in the chart (NB : total number of patents is much lower than for US universities)

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Nano & US university patents : strong Californian leadership, Rice University comes second


This chart was built by searching the Espacenet database for patents

1) mentionning the prefix “nano” in their title or abstract

2) mentionning “univ”, the [US] country code, and the name of the university in the “applicant” field

3) without any restriction of publication year

Only the top 10 most visible US universities according to these criteria are presented in the chart.

University nanotechnology patents : China, USA and Korea most productive countries


This chart was built by searching the Espacenet database for patents

1) mentionning the prefix “nano” in their title or abstract

2) mentionning “univ” and the country code in the “applicant” field

3) without any restriction of publication year

Only the top 10 most visible countries according to these criteria are presented in the chart.

Nanocomposites : volumetry in patents since 2000


This chart was built by searching the Espacenet database for patents mentionning the prefix “nanocomposite” in their title or abstract.

Dendrimers : volumetry in patents since 2000


This chart was built by searching the Espacenet database for patents mentionning the prefix “dendrimer” in their title or abstract.*

*According to this AzoNano.com article : “Dendrimer, from the Greek word (dendron) for tree, refers to a synthetic, three-dimensional molecule with branching parts. Dendrimers are formed using a nano-scale, multistep fabrication process. Each step results in a new “generation” that has twice the complexity of the previous generation – a first generation dendrimer is the simplest; a tenth generation dendrimer is the most complex and can take months to engineer. Donald Tomalia, a researcher working for chemical giant Dow, first synthesized and named dendrimers in 1979.” 

Nano & the top 10 big chemical companies : DuPont, BASF and Bayer are the leading trio for patents


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Based on an estimation using the Espacenet database, this chart illustrates how the top 10 big chemical companies (according to the 2008 Fortune 500 ranking of chemical industries) rank in terms of number of nano-related patents.

Nano patents & the top 10 defense and aerospace companies : Honeywell International, Lockheed Martin and Boeing fly ahead


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Based on an estimation using the Espacenet database, this chart illustrates how the top 10 big aerospace & defense companies (according to the 2008 Fortune 500 ranking of aerospace & defense industries) rank in terms of number of nano-related patents.

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