Smith & Nephew saw the highest growth of 153% in patent filings and 102% in grants in October in Q4 2023. Compared to Q3 2023, Q4 2023 saw an increase in patent filings by 153% and grants by 102%. GlobalData’s DataBook provides a comprehensive analysis of Smith & Nephew’s patent filings and grants. Buy the databook here.

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Smith & Nephew has been focused on protecting inventions in European Patent Office(EPO) with five publications in Q4 2023

The European Patent Office(EPO) Patent Office dominates the patent filings and grants with nearly 50% filings and 33% grants. The European Patent Office(EPO), China(CN), World Intellectual Property Organization(WIPO), and Germany(DE) patent Office are among the top ten patent offices where Smith & Nephew is filings its patents. Among the top granted patent authorities, Smith & Nephew has 33% of its grants in European Patent Office(EPO), 33% in Germany(DE) and 33% in Japan(JP).

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In terms of grant share, Smith & Nephew stands in fifth position among its competitors. Johnson & Johnson and Stryker secured the top positions according to recent patent publication data.

Patents related to healthtech and remote patient monitoring lead Smith & Nephew's portfolio

Smith & Nephew has the highest number of patents in healthtech followed by, remote patient monitoring and climate change. For healthtech, nearly 25% of patents were filed and 30% of patents were granted in Q4 2023.

Orthopedic devices related patents lead Smith & Nephew portfolio followed by general surgery devices, and negative pressure wound therapy (npwt)

Smith & Nephew has highest number of patents in orthopedic devices followed by general surgery devices, negative pressure wound therapy (npwt), first aid and wound care, and healthcare it. For orthopedic devices, nearly 19% of patents were filed and 15% of patents were granted in Q4 2023.

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