The global medical industry experienced a 36% decline in the number of robotics-related patent applications in Q2 2023 compared with the previous quarter. The total number of robotics-related grants dropped by 9% in Q2 2023, according to GlobalData’s Patent Analytics. GlobalData’s Robotics in Healthcare – Thematic Intelligence market report provides a detailed understanding of how Robotics impacts the value chain in the Medical Devices sector, and the leading robotics adopters and vendors in the market. Buy the report here.

Notably, the number of robotics-related patent applications in the medical industry was 156 in Q2 2023, versus 242 in the prior quarter.

The top five companies accounted for 34% of patenting activity

Analysis of patenting activity by companies shows that CMR Surgical filed the most robotics patents within the medical industry in Q2 2023. The company filed 21 robotics-related patents in the quarter, compared with 14 in the previous quarter. It was followed by johnson & johnson with 15 robotics patent filings, Stryker (6 filings), and Intuitive Surgical (6 filings) in Q2 2023.

Patenting activity was driven by the US with a 60% share of total patent filings

The largest share of robotics related patent filings in the medical industry in Q2 2023 was in the US with 60%, followed by China (6%) and the UK (5%). The share represented by the US was 12% higher than the 48% share it accounted for in Q1 2023.

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This content was updated on 2 August 2023

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