Össur, Reykjavik, Iceland, has been recognized by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) for its intellectual property leadership in mobility assistive technology. WIPO is a specialized agency of the United Nations and serves as the global forum for intellectual property policy, services, information, and cooperation worldwide.
The WIPO report is the first study to systematically investigate patenting and technology trends across assistive technology at scale, analyzing data on patent filings from 1998 through 2019.
Key findings in the report show that Össur ranks second in the world for top patent applicants in conventional mobility assistive technologies, following only Toyota and ranking among such other global leaders as Panasonic, Honda, and Stryker.
Össur is also listed among the top applicants in patent filings for advanced prosthetics and exoskeletons, and ranks twelfth in the world among top patent applicants for emerging mobility assistive technologies.
The paper, “WIPO Technology Trends Report 2021: Assistive Technologies,” was published on the WIPO website.