Where is Global Medtech Innovation Coming From?

global-medical-trends-296x170The vast majority of medical device patents granted by the U.S. Patent and Trade Office go to applicants from the United States. From 1994 through 2013, around 70% of medical device patents awarded by the office went to U.S. applicants. But what about the other 30%? Here’s a look at which countries are seeing the most applicants staking a claim to their intellectual property in the United States.


About Peter Coffaro 1430 Articles
A growth-driven and strategic executive, Peter Coffaro commands more than 20 years of progressive management success within the medical device industry. As a District Sales Manager for Stryker Orthopaedics, Peter was responsible for managing and directing a regional sales force to achieve sales and profit goals within the Rocky Mountain region. Previously, he was the Director of Sales & Marketing for Amp Orthopedics. In this role, Peter was responsible for planning, developing, and leading all sales and marketing initiatives. Peter is a former orthopedic distributor in the Pacific Northwest. He has also worked with DePuy Orthopaedics as well as Zimmer, and held positions in sales, sales training, and sales management. Peter has an extensive background in organizational development, business development, sales management, negotiating and P&L management. Peter holds a B.S. degree in Biology from Northern Illinois University.

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