The global pharmaceutical industry experienced a 7% rise in the number of immuno-oncology-related patent applications in Q2 2023 compared with the previous quarter. The total number of immuno-oncology-related grants rose by 17% in Q2 2023, according to GlobalData’s Patent Analytics. A detailed classification of therapy and technologies, regulatory and market access details and pipeline analysis for immuno-oncology are included in GlobalData’s Immuno-Oncology – Thematic Research report. Buy the report here.

Notably, the number of immuno-oncology-related patent applications in the pharmaceutical industry was 182 in Q2 2023, versus 170 in the prior quarter.

The top five companies accounted for 13% of patenting activity

Analysis of patenting activity by companies shows that Immatics filed the most immuno-oncology patents within the pharmaceutical industry in Q2 2023. The company filed 7 immuno-oncology-related patents in the quarter, compared with 30 in the previous quarter. It was followed by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center with 6 immuno-oncology patent filings, Bristol-Myers Squibb (4 filings), and Technion Israel Institute of Technology (3 filings) in Q2 2023.

Patenting activity was driven by the US with a 49% share of total patent filings

The largest share of immuno-oncology related patent filings in the pharmaceutical industry in Q2 2023 was in the US with 49%, followed by China (7%) and Japan (5%). The share represented by the US was 18% higher than the 32% share it accounted for in Q1 2023.

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This content was updated on 2 August 2023

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GlobalData’s Patent Analytics tracks patent filings and grants from official offices around the world. Textual analysis and official patent classifications are used to group patents into key thematic areas and link them to specific companies across the world’s largest industries.