Near to 15 #nanotechnology_patents were registered with USPTO and EPO in 2020, for every 100 WoS indexed #nano_articles. The United States leads the way with a rate of about 52.
#mRNA technology has been widely used in many #nanotechnology_patents focusing on the #coronavirus (SARS / MERS) treatment approaches.
A vast majority of #nanotechnology_patents on #coronaviruses have focused on the #diagnostic methods based on #CRISPR technology.
University of California, Tsinghua University, and King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals were universities with the most #nanotechnology_patents of 2018 at USPTO.
In 2018, the share of #nanotechnology_patents in the total patents filed at USPTO reached 2.8% while the share for #nanotechnology_publications was around 10%.