Life Sciences Top Patent Publishing List

Life Sciences top patent publishing list

Pace of innovation findings

Life Sciences were a clear leader out of all of the patent categories tracked to chart the pace of innovation. This was one of the lead findings in the recent LexisNexis® Cipher report.


In the total number of technology inventions, Life Sciences ranked third, behind Mechanical and Information:


Total number of published Life Sciences patents

Using patent filings as an indicator of innovation, Life Sciences have published the most patents in the last three years – 550,000.

The largest growth areas in Life Sciences are shown to be in these fields:

  • Cleaning
  • Absorbent materials
  • Food & Drink
  • Infection & Disease therapy

The top owners of inventions

Our analysis revealed that household names such as Johnson & Johnson, L’Oreal and Canon are amongst the Life Sciences players driving this innovation change.


About our Global Innovation report

Our Global Innovation report used our unique Universal Technology Taxonomy to provide a breakdown of the world’s inventions and activity into individual technology sectors.

View or download the report to:

  • See the share of inventions a particular technology area has
  • Learn which invention areas are showing the most growth

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