Australian Medical Devices Patent Analytics Report
The Australian Medical Devices: A Patent Analytics Report illustrates Australia's relative importance in innovative activity in medical devices. Over 2,706 medical device patents originated in Australia between 2001 and 2012 from individuals, companies, academic institutions and public research organisations.
Australia ranks 13th in medical device patents globally, comparable to China and the Netherlands, and eighth in positive technological specialisation in medical devices, comparable to Switzerland and New Zealand. The technology sub-fields with the most inventions are Surgical and Electromedical/Diagnostics; and Implants and Vision also show growth in activity between 2001 and 2012.