The global healthcare industry experienced a 19% decline in the number of robotics-related patent applications in Q3 2023 compared with the previous quarter. The total number of robotics-related grants dropped by 39% in Q3 2023, according to GlobalData’s Patent Analytics. GlobalData’s databook Healthcare: Patents Trends Q3 2023 offers comprehensive insights into patenting trends, major players’ strategies, and geographical focus in the sector over the last three years. Buy the databook here.
Notably, the number of robotics-related patent applications in the healthcare industry was 115 in Q3 2023, versus 142 in the prior quarter.
The top five companies accounted for 17% of patenting activity
Analysis of patenting activity by companies shows that Samsung Group filed the most robotics patents within the healthcare industry in Q3 2023. The company filed 7 robotics-related patents in the quarter, compared with 1 in the previous quarter. It was followed by Intuitive Surgical with 4 robotics patent filings, Medtronic (3 filings), and AVALON SteriTech (3 filings) in Q3 2023.
Patenting activity was driven by the US with a 35% share of total patent filings
The largest share of robotics related patent filings in the healthcare industry in Q3 2023 was in the US with 35%, followed by China (19%) and South Korea (11%). The share represented by the US was 0.27% higher than the 35% share it accounted for in Q2 2023.
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