Merck saw the highest growth of 102% in patent filings and 109% in grants in January in Q1 2024. Compared to Q4 2023, Q1 2024 saw an increase in patent filings by 102% and grants by 109%. GlobalData’s DataBook provides a comprehensive analysis of Merck‘s patent filings and grants. Buy the databook here.

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Merck has been focused on protecting inventions in United States(US) with 101 publications in Q1 2024

The United States(US) Patent Office dominates the patent filings and grants with nearly 32% filings and 21% grants. The United States(US), Australia(AU), European Patent Office(EPO), and World Intellectual Property Organization(WIPO) patent Office are among the top ten patent offices where Merck is filings its patents. Among the top granted patent authorities, Merck has 21% of its grants in United States(US), 13% in European Patent Office(EPO) and 13% in Australia(AU).

F. Hoffmann-La Roche could be the strongest competitor for Merck

In terms of grant share, Merck stands in ninth position among its competitors. F. Hoffmann-La Roche and Merck secured the top positions according to recent patent publication data.

Patents related to rare diseases and climate change lead Merck's portfolio

Merck has the highest number of patents in rare diseases followed by, climate change and farm animal welfare. For rare diseases, nearly 44% of patents were filed and 48% of patents were granted in Q1 2024.

Ileitis related patents lead Merck portfolio followed by diabetes, and leukemia

Merck has highest number of patents in ileitis followed by diabetes, leukemia, other miscellaneous equipment, and colorectal tumor. For ileitis, nearly 1% of patents were filed and 2% of patents were granted in Q1 2024.

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