Global 3D Bioprinting Intellectual Property (IP) Landscape Report 2023: Advantages, Key Application Areas and Future Perspective of 3D Bioprinting

DUBLIN, March 9, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The “3D Bioprinting: Intellectual Property Landscape (Featuring Historical and Contemporary Patent Filing Trends, Prior Art Search Expressions, Patent Valuation Analysis, Patentability, Freedom to Operate, Pockets of Innovation, Existing White Spaces, and Claim Analysis)” report has been added to’s offering. 

This report captures some of the key R&D-related trends and provides competitive intelligence on the intellectual property in the field of 3D bioprinting.

The “3D Bioprinting: Intellectual Property Landscape” report features an extensive study of some of the key historical and contemporary intellectual property (IP) documents (featuring granted patents, patent applications and other documents), describing the various types of 3D bioprinting.

The insights generated in this report have been presented across two deliverables, namely a MS Excel workbook and a MS PowerPoint deck, summarizing the ongoing trend in this domain. 

Despite the various advantages associated with 3D bioprinting, the technology is associated with certain challenges. One of the key challenges is the stringent requirement to maintain the quality across each step (designing the model, selection of the bio-ink, printing validation and post-printing) executed before the transplantation.

Further, the lack of a robust design software might hamper the manufacturing of a mechanically stable 3D construct. In this regard, various industry stakeholders and academicians have undertaken initiatives in order to further develop / improve this technology for use across a variety of applications, including fabrication of bone, cartilage, organ and skin (for transplantation), drug testing, toxicology screening, and cancer research, by using diseased tissue models.

As a result, the intellectual capital related to different 3D bioprinting techniques, such as extrusion bioprinting, inkjet printing, laser assisted bioprinting and stereolithography, has also grown. In light of such developments, it is important to keep track of both pockets of innovation and key areas of improvement for stakeholders to remain competitive in this upcoming field of the healthcare domain.

Scope of the Report

Overall Intellectual Property Landscape

An analytical perspective of the various patents and affiliated IP documents that have been published related to 3D bioprinting, since 2000. An in-depth analysis of published IP documents, representing unique patent families across various global jurisdictions, featuring insightful inferences related to both historical and recent R&D trends within this niche, yet rapidly evolving applications in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry.

Popular / Relevant Prior Art Search Expressions

An examination of IP literature, shortlisting key words and phrases used to describe 3D bioprinting. The analysis also includes details on the historical use of the aforementioned terms across different IP filings, key affiliated terms (which can be used to identify other relevant IP search terms and establish relationships between prior art search expressions), and other related trends.

Patent Valuation Analysis

A competitive benchmarking and valuation analysis of the key members of unique patent families captured in the report, taking into consideration important parameters, such as type of IP document, year of application, time to expiry, number of citations and jurisdiction (factoring in value associated with the gross domestic product (GDP) of a particular region).

Patentability and Freedom to Operate

A systematic approach to identify relevant areas of innovation by analyzing published IP documents (representative of unique patent families), by defining the uniqueness of patented / patent pending innovations, in order to assess the scope of patentability in this domain, and pinpoint jurisdictions wherein new and / or modified claims may be filed without infringing on existing IP.

Analysis of Patent Applications

A detailed summary of the various patent applications (representative of unique patent families) that were filed across different jurisdictions and their relative value in the IP ecosystem. The analysis classified the intellectual capital in terms of type of innovation and the innovation (such as a product class, enabling technologies or method of use), thereby, offering the means to identify active arenas of research and assess innovation-specific IP filing trends.

Analysis of Granted Patents

An analysis of the granted patents (representative of unique patent families) across different global jurisdictions and their relative value in the IP ecosystem. The analysis also features a meaningful classification system, segregating granted IP into relevant categories (namely type of innovation and innovation) to help develop a detailed perspective on the diversity of intellectual capital (having marketing exclusivity) related to 3D bioprinting, and the assessing likelihood for innovators to enter into promising research areas.

Pockets of Innovation and White Spaces

An insightful analysis of the various CPC codes used in published IP literature (representative of unique patent families) and their affiliated families, offering the means to identify historical and existing pockets of innovation (based on the functional area / industry described by the elaborate and systematic IP classification approach, mentioned earlier); the analysis also features a discussion on prevalent white spaces (based on type of innovation and innovation in this field of research.

Claim Analysis

One of the objectives of the report was to analyze and summarize key inferences from the independent claims mentioned in granted, active patents (representative of unique patent families) in the dataset. Using a systematic segregation approach, we have analyzed trends associated with the preamble, type of patent (product patent or method patent), type of claim (open ended claim or closed ended claim) and key elements of a claim (individual aspects of an innovation that are covered in a singular claim).

Key Topics Covered:

PowerPoint Deliverable

1. Context

2. Project Approach

3. Project Objectives

4. Executive Summary

5. 3D Bioprinting

5.1. Overview

5.2. 3D Printing Process

5.3. Key Historical Milestone

5.4. Advantages, Key Application Areas and Future Perspective of 3D Bioprinting

6. Overall Intellectual Property Landscape

6.1. Overview

6.2. Analysis of Simple Patent Families

6.3. Key Innovation Categories

6.4. Insights from Patent Applications

6.5. Insights from Granted Patents

7. Key Prior Art Search Expressions

7.1. Overview

7.2. Analysis of Prior Art Search Expressions

8. Intellectual Property Valuation Analysis

8.1. Valuation Overview

8.2. Analysis of Individual Value Ranks

8.3. Concluding Remarks

8.4. List of Rank 1 IP Documents

9. Analysis of Patent Applications

9.1. Overview

9.2. Relative Valuation of Patent Applications

9.3. Patentability and Freedom-to-Operate

10. Analysis of Granted Patents

10.1. Overview

10.2. Relative Valuation of Grated Patents

10.3. Patentability and Freedom-to-Operate

10.4. Analysis of Patent Claims (Granted Active Patents)

11. Key Applicants

11.1. Overview

11.2. Analysis of Key Applicants

12. Pockets of Innovation and White Spaces

12.1. Overview

12.2. Pockets of Innovation

12.3. White Spaces

12.4. Concluding Remarks

13. Future Outlook

13.1. 3D Bioprinting: IP Filing Growth Trends

13.2. Relevance of IP for Business Development and Growth

13.3. Contemporary Sentiments and Predictions

13.4 Anticipated Future Developments and Trends

14. Appendices

Excel Deliverable

1. Research Notes

2. Summary Dashboard

A. Overall Intellectual Property Landscape

B. Intellectual Property Landscape (Grouped by Simple Families)

C. Key Prior Art Search Expressions

D. Key Trends related to Patent Applications (featuring Patentability and Freedom to-Operate)

E. Key Trends related to Granted Patents (featuring Patentability and Freedom-to-Operate)

F. Claims Analysis

G. Key CPC Symbols

H. Key Applicants

3. Overall Intellectual Property Landscape Dataset

4. Prior Art Search Expressions (Keyword Analysis)

5. Patent Applications Dataset

6. Granted Patents Dataset

7. Claims Analysis

8. Key Applicants Analysis

9. CPC Analysis

10. Appendix I: Pivot Tables

11. Appendix II: Country / Geography Codes

12. Appendix III: Innovation Categories

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