R.I. trails most of New England in developing patents and local colleges lag their peers

January 23, 2019

Rhode Island is quite average for developing patents per capita in America — ranked 24th in the country, but in New England, it ranks only above Maine for developing intellectual property.

By contrast, per capita, Massachusetts not only ranks second only to California in the country in developing patents, but some of its top universities are among the tops in the world for creating new innovation and technology.

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