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Notably, the number of artificial intelligence-related patent applications in the healthcare industry was 1,111 in Q2 2023, versus 1,623 in the prior quarter.

The top five companies accounted for 9% of patenting activity

Analysis of patenting activity by companies shows that Koninklijke Philips filed the most artificial intelligence patents within the healthcare industry in Q2 2023. The company filed 38 artificial intelligence-related patents in the quarter, compared with 49 in the previous quarter. It was followed by Canon with 18 artificial intelligence patent filings, F. Hoffmann-La Roche (16 filings), and GE HealthCare Technologies (13 filings) in Q2 2023.

Patenting activity was driven by the US with a 49% share of total patent filings

The largest share of artificial intelligence related patent filings in the healthcare industry in Q2 2023 was in the US with 49%, followed by China (22%) and Japan (3%). The share represented by the US was 6% higher than the 42% share it accounted for in Q1 2023.

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This content was updated on 2 August 2023

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