Alcon saw the highest growth of 127% in patent filings and 135% in grants in August in Q3 2023. Compared to Q2 2023, Q3 2023 saw an increase in patent filings by 55% and grants by 58%. GlobalData’s DataBook provides a comprehensive analysis of Alcon‘s patent filings and grants. Buy the databook here.

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Alcon has been focused on protecting inventions in United States(US) with 74 publications in Q3 2023

The United States(US) Patent Office dominates the patent filings and grants with nearly 23% filings and 47% grants. The European Patent Office(EPO), United States(US), China(CN), and Australia(AU) patent Office are among the top ten patent offices where Alcon is filings its patents. Among the top granted patent authorities, Alcon has 47% of its grants in United States(US), 27% in European Patent Office(EPO), and 6% in Australia(AU).

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Patents related to healthtech and industrial automation lead Alcon's portfolio

Alcon has the highest number of patents in healthtech followed by, industrial automation and cell & gene therapy. For healthtech, nearly 19% of patents were filed and 29% of patents were granted in Q3 2023.

Ophthalmic devices related patents lead Alcon portfolio followed by image management, and general surgery devices

Alcon has highest number of patents in ophthalmic devices followed by image management, general surgery devices, contact lenses and intraocular lens (iol). For ophthalmic devices, nearly 41% of patents were filed and 41% of patents were granted in Q3 2023.

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