The National Academy of Inventors and the International Property Owners Association ranked an Oblon client, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), fourth place in the Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents in 2018. This list is developed worldwide based on the number of utility patents granted in the US in 2018, in the case of KFUPM, KFUPM had 209 utility patents granted.