2nd August 2022
Life Sciences top patent publishing list
Pace of innovation findings
Life Sciences were a clear leader out of all of the patent categories tracked to chart the pace of innovation. This was one of the lead findings in Cipher’s recent A Global View of Innovation report.
In the total number of technology inventions, Life Sciences ranked third, behind Mechanical and Information:
Total number of published Life Sciences patents
Using patent filings as an indicator of innovation, Life Sciences have published the most patents in the last three years – 550,000.
The largest growth areas in Life Sciences are shown to be in these fields:
- Absorbent materials
- Food & Drink
- Infection & Disease therapy.
The top owners of inventions
Our analysis revealed that household names such as Johnson & Johnson, L’Oreal and Canon are amongst the Life Sciences players driving this innovation change.
About our Global Innovation report
Our Global Innovation report used our unique Universal Technology Taxonomy to provide a breakdown of the world’s inventions and activity into individual technology sectors.
View or download the report to:
- see the share of inventions a particular technology area has
- learn which invention areas are showing the most growth
Cipher’s Universal Technology Taxonomy
To create this report, we ran the 7.9 million assets through Cipher’s unique Universal Technology Taxonomy (UTT).
The UTT supports data exploration to answer patent search questions. It also demonstrates a range of intelligence for benchmarking, competitor analysis and investment activity.
With relative ease, the UTT can figure out the innovation leaders and laggards in particular area of technology, such as sustainable development.
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