U.S. Bioscience-Related Patents Granted

U.S. Bioscience-Related Patents Granted

Proof Point

Bioscience-related patents granted in U.S. grew steadily from 22,618 in 2012 to 26,046 in 2015 an annual growth of 5%

U.S. Bioscience-Related Patents Granted

2012 – 2015 (number)

Proof Point Findings

  • Bioscience – Studies and technologies related to living things, including personalized and regenerative medicine
  • Steady Patent Growth – Bioscience-related patents granted in U.S. grew 5% annually between 2012 and 2015, from 22,618 to 26,046
  • 2015 Decline – Experienced 3% decline in 2015 from 26,794 patents granted in 2014
  • Key Growth Drivers – Include increasing venture capital firm investments, proliferation of biotech and health startups, stricter regulatory environment, continuous patent renewal for drugs, and intensifying research and development in different bioscience segments, including bioinformatics, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices


Market Disruption


Healthcare/Health Sciences


Date Last Updated

August 31, 2017

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