The global medical industry experienced a 26% decline in the number of cybersecurity-related patent applications in Q2 2023 compared with the previous quarter. The total number of cybersecurity-related grants dropped by 26% in Q2 2023, according to GlobalData’s Patent Analytics. GlobalData’s Cybersecurity in Healthcare – Thematic Research market report provides a detailed understanding of how Cybersecurity impacts the value chain in the Medical Devices sector, and the leading Cybersecurity adopters and vendors in the market. Buy the report here.

Notably, the number of cybersecurity-related patent applications in the medical industry was 278 in Q2 2023, versus 374 in the prior quarter.

The top five companies accounted for 15% of patenting activity

Analysis of patenting activity by companies shows that Koninklijke Philips filed the most cybersecurity patents within the medical industry in Q2 2023. The company filed 13 cybersecurity-related patents in the quarter, compared with 1 in the previous quarter. It was followed by DexCom with 9 cybersecurity patent filings, johnson & johnson (8 filings), and Abbott Laboratories (6 filings) in Q2 2023.

Patenting activity was driven by the US with a 54% share of total patent filings

The largest share of cybersecurity related patent filings in the medical industry in Q2 2023 was in the US with 54%, followed by China (18%) and Japan (4%). The share represented by the US was 6% lower than the 60% share it accounted for in Q1 2023.

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This content was updated on 2 August 2023

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