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:
- 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