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Strategic Overview of Patenting Activity in Pharma Sector of BRIC Countries

Strategic Overview of Patenting Activity in Pharma Sector of BRIC Countries

Aim of the Study: The aim of this study is to highlight opportunities and risks in pharma sector of BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) countries from patenting perspective. Objectives:

Provide an overview of patent filing trends in pharma sector of each of the BRIC Countries.

Local and Foreign filings at patent offices of BRIC members.

Patent filing trends at major patent offices by Inventors based in BRIC countries.

Provide an overview of recent IP policy related developments in pharma sector of each of the BRIC countries and its business impact.

About this report

As developed markets are starting to witness slower growth rate; emerging markets, witnessing higher growth rate, are becoming key driver of revenue growth for multinational pharma companies. Much of this growth in Pharma sector of emerging markets is likely to be driven by BRIC, Mexico, and Turkey. This research service aims to highlight opportunities and risks in pharma sector of BRIC countries from a patenting perspective. This report also provides an overview of recent IP policy related developments and its business impact.


  • Executive Summary
    • Research Scope
    • Research Background and Introduction
    • Patent applications Statistics for 2013*-Where BRIC Stands among Top 10?
  • Research Methodology
    • Patent Search-Concepts, Scope and Timeline
    • International Patent Classification (IPC) Codes
  • Active Patent Stock of "Big Pharma" Companies in BRIC Countries
    • Active Patent Stock of "Big Pharma" Companies in BRIC
      • Table Active Patent Stock of Global Pharma Majors, BRIC Countries, 2015*
  • Patenting Trends - Pharmaceuticals Sector-India
    • Patenting Activity at Indian Patent Office (IPO) in Pharma Sector
      • Top 20 Patent Holders at Indian Patent Office (IPO), Pharma Sector, 2010- 2014
      • Competitive Benchmarking of Top 20 Patent Holders
      • Patent Publishing Trends at Indian Patent Office
  • Patenting Activity by Indian Inventors Globally - Inventor Geographical Location: India Patent Offices Coverage: Global
    • Top 20 Patent Holders-Local and Foreign Filings by Indian Inventors
    • Patent Office-Wise Distribution Local and Foreign Filings by Indian Inventors
    • 10 Indian Pharma Companies-Patent Portfolio Overview
  • IP Policy Update: Recent Case Studies
    • Novartis vs. Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA)
      • Novartis vs. CPAA
      • Novartis Case-Future Business Implications
    • Bayer vs. Natco
      • Conditions for Compulsory Licensing (CL) in India
      • Natco's Patent Protection for Nexavar-Time Line
      • Compulsory Licensing to Natco in India - Future Business Implications
  • Patenting Trends - Pharmaceuticals Sector-China
    • Patenting Activity at Chinese Patent Office (SIPO) in Pharma Sector
      • Top 20 Patent Holders Chinese Patent Office (SIPO), Pharma Sector, 2010-14
      • Patent Publishing Trends at SIPO
  • Patenting activity by Chinese Inventors Globally - Inventor Geographical Location: China Patent Offices Coverage: Global
    • Top 20 Patent Holders, Local and Foreign Filings by Chinese Inventors
    • Patent Office-Wise Distribution
    • Year-wise Patent Publishing Trends, Global
      • Table Local and Foreign Filings by Chinese Inventors at Major Patent Offices. Global, 2010-14
    • 10 Chinese Pharma Companies-Patent Portfolio Overview
      • Table Patent Portfolio of Selected Chinese Pharmaceutical / Biotech Companies, Global, 2015*
    • National Patent Development Strategy (2011-2020)
    • Patent Quantity vs Quality Issue in China
    • IP Protection in China
  • Patenting Trends - Pharmaceuticals Sector-Brazil
    • Patenting Activity in Pharma Sector at Brazilian Patent Office (INPI)
      • Top 20 Patent Holders at INPI Pharma Sector, 2010-14
      • Competitive Benchmarking of Top 20 Patent Holders
      • Patent Publishing Trends at INPI
  • Patenting Activity by Brazilian Inventors Globally - Inventor Geographical Location: Brazil Patent Offices Coverage: Global
    • Top 20 Patent Holders, Local and Foreign Filings by Brazilian Inventors
    • Patent Office-Wise Distribution
    • Year-wise Patent Publishing Trends, Global
      • Table Local and Foreign Filings by Brazilian Inventors at Major Patent Offices, Global, 2010-14
    • Patent Backlog-A Big issue in Brazil
    • Patenting Pharmaceutical Inventions in Brazil
    • Compulsory Licensing in Brazil
  • Patenting Trends - Pharmaceuticals Sector-Russia
    • Patenting Activity in Pharma Sector at Russian Patent Office
      • Top 20 Patent Holders at Russian Patent Office Pharma Sector, 2010-14
      • Patent Publishing Trends at Russian Patent Office
  • Appendix
    • Acronyms

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