The global medical industry experienced a 9% decline in the number of remote patient monitoring-related patent applications in Q4 2023 compared with the previous quarter. The total number of remote patient monitoring-related grants dropped by 8% in Q4 2023, according to GlobalData’s Patent Analytics. GlobalData’s databook Medical Devices: Patents Trends Q4 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.

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Notably, the number of remote patient monitoring-related patent applications in the medical industry was 3,109 in Q4 2023, versus 3,418 in the prior quarter.

The top five companies accounted for 11% of patenting activity

Analysis of patenting activity by companies shows that Medtronic filed the most remote patient monitoring patents within the medical industry in Q4 2023. The company filed 98 remote patient monitoring-related patents in the quarter, compared with 78 in the previous quarter. It was followed by Johnson & Johnson with 98 remote patient monitoring patent filings, Koninklijke Philips (64 filings), and DexCom (53 filings) in Q4 2023.

Patenting activity was driven by the US with a 31% share of total patent filings

The largest share of remote patient monitoring related patent filings in the medical industry in Q4 2023 was in the US with 31%, followed by China (23%) and Japan (7%). The share represented by the US was 1% higher than the 29% share it accounted for in Q3 2023.

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This content was updated on 23 January 2024

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GlobalData’s Patent Analytics tracks patent filings and grants from official offices around the world. Textual analysis and official patent classifications are used to group patents into key thematic areas and link them to specific companies across the world’s largest industries.