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Patent indicators: a window to pharmaceutical market success
Guo Y; Hu YJ; Zheng ML; Wang YT
Source PublicationExpert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents

Pharmaceutical success in the market is the best reward for pharmaceutical investors undergoing the lengthy, costly and risky process of pharmaceutical Research and Development (R&D). Drugs with high market revenues trigger fierce competition between pharmaceutical enterprises, as is demonstrated by the increasing Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) cases focusing on seizing the best-selling products. On the other hand, patents, as the best shield for innovative drugs against generic drugs, become a powerful weapon for pharmaceutical enterprises to win the substantial returns generated by market exclusivity. Patents seem to be directly responsible for the commercial success of new medicines. In this context, it is of great significance to find out the empirical associations between pharmaceutical commercial success and patents. By comprehensively analysing 127 drugs marketed in the USA and their 621 American patents, this article identifies the evidence to link various patent indicators with pharmaceutical sales in actual market.

KeywordBackward Citations Family Size Forward Citations Market Success Patent Claims Patent Indicators Patent Portfolio Pharmaceutical Industry
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WOS Research AreaPharmacology & Pharmacy
WOS SubjectChemistry, Medicinal ; Pharmacology & Pharmacy
WOS IDWOS:000320815200001
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Document TypeJournal article
CollectionInstitute of Chinese Medical Sciences
AffiliationUniversity of Macau, Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences, State Key Laboratory of Quality Research in Chinese Medicine, Macao, China
First Author AffilicationInstitute of Chinese Medical Sciences
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Guo Y,Hu YJ,Zheng ML,et al. Patent indicators: a window to pharmaceutical market success[J]. Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents,2013,23(7):765-771.
APA Guo Y,Hu YJ,Zheng ML,&Wang YT.(2013).Patent indicators: a window to pharmaceutical market success.Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents,23(7),765-771.
MLA Guo Y,et al."Patent indicators: a window to pharmaceutical market success".Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents 23.7(2013):765-771.
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