Global Intellectual Property (IP), Patent Landscape, State-of-the-Art Report of 3D Printing and Rapid Manufacturing in Medical Technology

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  • Report
  • Region: Global
  • 175 Pages
  • McDerson
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Discover the Intellectual Property of 3D Printing and Rapid Manufacturing in Medical Technology

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • 3D Global Biotech Inc
  • Cpg Medical B V
  • Hearing Aid Express Inc
  • Neutar Llc
  • Tree Llc 8
  • Univ Sao Paulo
  • MORE

If you are an IP professional, a consultant, a strategy manager, a business executive or an M&A professional, this report could potentially save you a lot of effort in understanding the IP of medical 3D printing. Our report can typically be understood by senior managers, not just technical experts. IP insights and syntheses can be critical to your IP, R&D, innovation, application development, business development, M&A and broader business strategy.

The report focuses on the intellectual property of 3D printing (=additive manufacturing) as well as subtractive manufacturing, therefore overall rapid manufacturing for medical applications (medical technology, medical devices and healthcare). It includes more than 250 selected patents (> 110 individual inventions) worldwide from 1 Jan 2006 to 31 Dec 2016 and shows you which inventions are protected by patents in which countries. It offers a concise overview of the IP landscape as well as an easy-to-understand patent-by-patent analysis.

The patents identified and analysed were mainly in the fields of dental, orthopedics, general medical, tissue engineering, monitoring & diagnostic, data, CMF, hearing devices, spine, orthosis, cancer surgery and airway devices.

Structure

Our report features a synthesis of the IP landscape and a patent-by-patent analysis.

1. IP landscape synthesis

  • Ideal for business executives, consultants, IP, R&D, innovation, business development, application development or M&A leaders who want to understand the essence of medical 3D printing IP in a brief amount of time
  • Read a small number of pages to understand the IP landscape globally
  • See per key field which types of inventions are protected in which countries
  • Browse through the detailed list of all inventions and their specific application focus

2. Patent-by-patent analysis

  • Ideal for IP managers, consultants, researchers, application developers
  • For each invention/patent, read an insightful synthesis that is easy to understand, short and to-the-point, including: application focus, identified problems & needs, overall proposed solution, key elements
  • Do not worry about summarizing multi-page long technical patent documents yourself, just copy/paste our analysis and tweak it to your needs

Typical Uses of the Report

Based on the patent sample and your background, you can use the information as a starting point to:

  • Understand what types of inventions are protected in which countries
  • Deduce the gaps that exist and that your business could fill
  • Tailor your R&D, innovation and M&A strategy to address unmet needs
  • Understand the state-of-the-art of a specific innovation field quickly
  • Decide whether it is worth researching a specific application
  • Get an idea of how important specific countries have become in a certain field
  • Use the IP landscape to better judge the competitive value of your innovation agenda
  • Enlarge or shorten the sample of inventions included, for further analyses based on your needs

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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • 3D Global Biotech Inc
  • Cpg Medical B V
  • Hearing Aid Express Inc
  • Neutar Llc
  • Tree Llc 8
  • Univ Sao Paulo
  • MORE

1. Executive summary

2. Methodology
2.1 Search strategy
2.2 Patent filing and definitions

3. IP landscape
3.1 Rapid manufacturing technologies
3.2 Key fields
3.3 Application focus
3.4 Patent applicants
3.5 Regional differences

4. Dental inventions
4.1 Synthesis
4.2 Analysis per patent [structured by subcategory]

5. Orthopedic inventions
5.1 Synthesis
5.2 Analysis per patent [structured by subcategory]

6. General medical inventions
6.1 Synthesis
6.2 Analysis per patent [structured by subcategory]

7. Tissue engineering inventions
7.1 Synthesis
7.2 Analysis per patent [structured by subcategory]

8. Monitoring & diagnostic, data inventions
8.1 Synthesis
8.2 Analysis per patent [structured by subcategory]

9. CMF inventions
9.1 Synthesis
9.2 Analysis per patent [structured by subcategory]

10. Hearing device inventions
10.1 Synthesis
10.2 Analysis per patent [structured by subcategory]

11. Spine inventions
11.1 Synthesis
11.2 Analysis per patent

12. Orthosis inventions
12.1 Synthesis
12.2 Analysis per patent

13. Cancer surgery inventions
13.1 Synthesis
13.2 Analysis per patent

14. Airway device inventions
14.1 Synthesis
14.2 Analysis per patent

15. Appendix
15.1 Abbreviations
15.2 Applicants of patents
15.2.a Description
15.2.b Company applicants
15.2.c University applicants
15.2.d Individual applicants
15.2.e All applicants with publication numbers
15.3 Patents not included in analysis
15.4 Country codes
15.5 References
15.5.a Detailed references for patents included in analysis
15.5.b Detailed references for patents excluded from analysis

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Explanation of Table of Contents

0. Disclaimer
Sets out some terms of use

1. Executive summary
Summarizes the insights and content on a high level

2. Methodology
2.1 Search strategy
Describes the search terms used to identify patents and which patents were excluded (e.g., as they did not meet the intended focus of the report)

2.2 Patent filing and definitions
Explains the basics of patent filing and what certain abbreviations mean (e.g., kind codes) as well as how patents were categorized in the report

3. IP landscape
3.1. Rapid manufacturing and technologies
Provides technological background, such as common processes in 3D printing

3.2. Key fields
Shows key fields identified that the inventions address, by which they are grouped throughout the report to provide an clear content-based structure

3.3 Application focus
Gives a thorough synthesis of the inventions protected in 3D printing globally, based on the search. Explains per key field which types of inventions are protected. Summarizes this in a structured way and highlights countries where patents were filed. Additionally, offers a detailed list of all inventions and their specific application focus. Key insights of the report are found here. On a few pages the entire 3D printing medical IP is synthesized, based on the search

3.4 Patent applicants
Details which types of applicants (companies, individuals, universities/not-for-profit organisations) have applied for patents globally

3.5 Regional differences
Explains in which regions and which countries patents were filed

4. - 14. Patent by patent analysis, structured by key field Structured by key field (e.g., General Medial, Hearing devices), a patent-by-patent/invention-by-invention analysis is provided. At the beginning of each section (key field), there is a synthesis of what has been found in the field (similar to the overall application focus synthesis). Afterwards the various patents/inventions are analysed, in many cases broken down by further subcategories, to make it easier to group the patents. For example, general medical inventions are broken down into scaffolds, new and improved processes, etc. In each subcategory the single inventions/patents are analysed one-by-one. This part is very insightful as the invention descriptions are easy to understand and to-the-point and can hence be grasped quickly. For each invention, the following information is provided:

  • Application focus
  • Identified problems & needs
  • Overall proposed solution
  • Key elements

15. Appendix
15.1 List of abbreviations
Explains abbreviated terms used in the report

15.2 Applicants of patents
Lists applicants of patents, grouped by company individual university/not for profit patents

15.3 Patents not included in the analysis
Points out publication numbers of patents excluded from analysis e.g., because they did not meet the focus of the report or were published before 2006

15.4 Country codes
Notes country codes and their meaning

15.5 References
Gives the references of the report. Please note the words “patent” and “invention” are sometimes used interchangeably in the report as one invention is sometimes protected by multiple patents in different countries or has different publication files linked to it (e.g., original application, correction, etc.). State-of-the-art refers to inventions for which IP (e.g., a patent) was filed or applied for, and which are therefore included in the respective database search

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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • 3D Global Biotech Inc
  • Cpg Medical B V
  • Hearing Aid Express Inc
  • Neutar Llc
  • Tree Llc 8
  • Univ Sao Paulo
  • MORE

This report analyses and synthesises the intellectual property (IP) of rapid manufacturing in the medical field, which consists of 3D printing (additive manufacturing) and subtractive manufacturing. The inventions were selected using a targeted search strategy (using Espacenet), leading to more than 250 patents from 2006 to the end of 2016, filed globally. These represent over 110 different inventions (several ones are protected with multiple patents in different countries).

Inventions were analysed by region and main field they addressed, the results were synthesised, and a concise analysis of each invention/patent was added. The analysis details application focus, identified problems & needs, overall proposed solution and key elements for each invention/patent.

Results from the search show that the main application fields were in dental, followed by orthopedics and general medical. Other fields included tissue engineering, monitoring & diagnostic, data, CMF, hearing devices, spine, orthosis, cancer surgery and airway devices. [A structured and more detailed synthesis is provided in the report after purchase in its executive summary and IP landscape section]. Patents were filed by many different companies, universities and individuals. Most companies or universities had only one invention under protection. But in several cases a single invention was protected with multiple patents in different countries. Most patents were filed as WIPO, Chinese, European or US patents.

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Companies:

  • 3D Global Biotech Inc
  • 3D Systems Inc
  • 3M Innovative Properties Co
  • 6598057 Manitoba Ltd
  • Align Technology Inc
  • Anyang Xiangyu Medical Equipment Co Ltd
  • Arthro Design Kk
  • Beijing Aiweibai Trade Co Ltd
  • Beijing Gimmafei Technology De
  • Biomet 3I Llc
  • Cpg Medical B V
  • Ct of Dental Implantology Llc
  • Der Lih Fuh Co Ltd
  • F. Gottinger Orthopaedie Technik Gmbh
  • Foshan Heyu Chemical Co Ltd
  • Fripp Design Ltd
  • Geodigm Corp
  • Gottinger Handelshaus Ohg
  • H 32
  • Hearing Aid Express Inc
  • Heraeus Kulzer Gmbh
  • Hunan Kunsheng Information Tech Co Ltd
  • Ind Medicas Sampedro S a
  • Ivoclar Vivadent Ag
  • Mageotec S a De C V
  • Mayo Medical Ventures
  • Navigate Surgical Technologies Inc
  • Nellcor Puritan Bennett Llc
  • Neutar Llc
  • Ningbo Chuangdao Three Dimensional Medical Technology Co Ltd
  • Nobel Biocare Services Ag
  • Phacon Gmbh
  • Searete Llc
  • Shanghai Guorui Life Technolog
  • Shanghai Ueg Medical Instr Co Ltd
  • Shanghai Xinjian Medical Co Ltd
  • Siemens Ag
  • Siemens Medical Instruments Pte Ltd
  • Suzhou Xinjian Medical Technology Co Ltd
  • Technest Holdings Inc
  • Terolab Surface Medical Holding Sa
  • Ting Yu Medical Entpr Co Ltd
  • Top Service Fuer Lingualtechnik Gmbh
  • Tree Llc 8
  • Trisermedin S L
  • Wuxi Ea Medical Instr Technologies Ltd
  • Yingkou Jucheng Teaching Science & Technology Dev Co Ltd
  • Yingkou New Coordinate Manufacture and Technology Co Ltd

Universities and Not for Profits:

  • A4Tec Ass for the Advancement of Tissue Engineering and Cell Based Technologies & Therapies
  • Baoji Univ of Arts and Sciences
  • Catholic Healthcare West Chw
  • Dkfz Deutsches Krebforschungszentrum Stiftung Des Oeffentlichen Rechts
  • Fourth Military Medical Univ
  • Fundacao Universidade Fed De Sao Carlos
  • Gao Fei
  • Guangdong Ind Tech College
  • Nanyang Polytechnic
  • Peking Univ School of Stomatology
  • Ruprecht-Karls-Universitaet Heidelberg
  • Shanghai East Hospital
  • Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospi.
  • Sunnybrook Health Sciences Ct
  • Univ Beijing Technology
  • Univ Fudan
  • Univ Jilin
  • Univ Madrid Complutense
  • Univ Northeastern
  • Univ Pla 2Nd Military Medical
  • Univ Pla 3Rd Military Medical
  • Univ Sao Paulo
  • Univ Shanghai Jiaotong
  • Univ South China Tech
  • Univ Sungkyunkwan Res & Bus
  • Univ Taipei Medical
  • Univ Xi an Jiaotong
  • Univ Xihua
  • Universität Rostock
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