This infographic from DrugPatentWatch shows that branded drug powerhouses GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis, and Sanofi Aventis lead the pharmaceutical industry in the number of active patents. Some readers may not recognize Abbvie, which shows up as a patent leader. Abbvie is a spin-off comprised of pharma veteran Abbott’s former proprietary pharmaceutical business.
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