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Technology Profile: Heart Valve

Updated Time: 15 Nov 2018

There are a total of 282,862 individual patents related to heart valve technology globally. Based on the countries of patent applications, the key markets are the United States, WIPO and the European Patent Office. The top companies who own patents concerning heart valves are Medtronic, Edwards LifeSciences and Pfizer.

90,293 Active Patents

253,745 Grants

244,989 Applications

A majority of patent applications concerning heart valves have been files and granted in the last 20 years. There are currently 90,293 active patents related to heart valves.

Key Technologies

Top 10 technology areas that heart valve related patents fall into, with the size of the box corresponding to the number of patents.

Influential Patents

The ranking below shows the top 5 patents for heart valves that have been cited most frequently by other patents. It indicates which patents are more prolific and have had their technology built upon by others.

Geographic Prominence

The geographic map below shows the breakdown of patents related to heart valves across different jurisdictions. It indicates the markets where the technology is being commercialised.


Patent Owners

The graph below shows the top companies and individuals and the number of patents they own related to heart valves.

Research Funding

The chart below shows the number of projects and level of research funding related to heart valve technology over the past 5 years.

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