The global healthcare industry experienced a 48% decline in the number of environmental sustainability-related patent applications in Q2 2023 compared with the previous quarter. The total number of environmental sustainability-related grants dropped by 48% in Q2 2023, according to GlobalData’s Patent Analytics. Environmental Sustainability is a priority in most of the industries today including Healthcare. GlobalData’s ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) Top Trends by Sector – Thematic Research report assesses the impact of ESG by identifying key trends, company filings, and hiring pattern across 16 key sectors. Buy the report here.
Notably, the number of environmental sustainability-related patent applications in the healthcare industry was 146 in Q2 2023, versus 281 in the prior quarter.
The top five companies accounted for 27% of patenting activity
Analysis of patenting activity by companies shows that Koninklijke Philips filed the most environmental sustainability patents within the healthcare industry in Q2 2023. The company filed 16 environmental sustainability-related patents in the quarter, compared with 1 in the previous quarter. It was followed by DexCom with 9 environmental sustainability patent filings, Sun Yat-sen University (6 filings), and Smith & Nephew (5 filings) in Q2 2023.
Patenting activity was driven by the US with a 47% share of total patent filings
The largest share of environmental sustainability related patent filings in the healthcare industry in Q2 2023 was in the US with 47%, followed by China (34%) and Japan (8%). The share represented by the US was 6% lower than the 52% share it accounted for in Q1 2023.
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