Monday, June 29, 2009

RFID in Health Care Patent Landscape 1Q 2009

RFID in health care applications in the utility patents issued in the United States before January 1, 2009 was researched. In the analysis, conventional applications such as medical document management and patient tracking and monitoring were not included: considered applications are medical devices such as surgical machine, implantable medical device, orthopedic component and pharmaceutical applications such as drug delivery management system.

Analysis for top 10 assignees shows that IBM and Safety Syringes are the leader followed by GE Medical Systems.

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