Gerardo Landeta1, Maricruz Anaya-Ruiz2, Gabriela Sanchez-Esgua1, Luis Villafaña-Diaz1 and Martin Perez-Santos1*
1Centro Universitario de Vinculación y Transferencia de Tecnología, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, México
2Laboratorio de Biología Celular, Centro de Investigación Biomédica de Oriente, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, México
*Corresponding Author: Martin Perez-Santos, Centro Universitario de Vinculación y Transferencia de Tecnología, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, México.
Received: May 07, 2018; Published: May 25, 2018
Citation: Martin Perez-Santos.,et al. “ Global Patent Landscape in Breast Cancer Metastasis" Acta Scientific Cancer Biology 2.4 (2018).
Objective: Analyze the patent documents of the five main patent offices in the world to design an overview on the development of alternatives for the treatment of breast cancer metastasis.
Materials and Methods: Patent documents were obtained from the patent bases of the five main patent offices in the world and patentometric methodologies are used to investigate their contents and relationships. Results: 6574 patents from 1998 to 2017 in-cluding “breast cancer metastasis” were retrieved. The US was the leader in patent claims, followed by Australia, China, Germany and South Korea. Conclusions: the results show that the patent activity related to breast cancer metastasis is increasing and the leading countries are the US, Canada, China, Japan, South Korea, Germany, England, France, and Australia. In addition, the data obtained will allow addressing key evaluation questions to define new areas of research.
Keywords: Breast; Cancer; Metastasis; Patentometric; Landscape
Copyright: © 2018 Martin Perez-Santos.,et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.