Biotechnology Research: Top 20 researchers of 2014

Focus area for the 50 most cited biotechnology patents, 2010-2014

Focus area for the 50 most cited biotechnology patents, 2010-2014

The latest chapter in an ongoing collaboration between Kathryn Paisner, IP Checkups’ Director of Research & Business Development, and Brady Huggett, Nature Biotechnology‘s business editor, is now available via the Nature website, or by clicking here.

This year’s data page approaches researcher rankings from a new angle. Instead of assessing researchers’ patenting efforts at their current institutions, we examined their overall patenting successes over the past five years. We also considered the broader impact of their research, using both H-index and patent citation data.

Researchers associated with at least one top-cited patent, published over the last five years, were included in the preliminary list. These researchers were then ranked according to the total number of their respective patents that were published during this same time period. With one exception, every one of these researchers had an H-index above 40, a threshold commonly associated with “outstanding” scientists.