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Evolution of CAR T-cell immunotherapy in terms of patenting activity

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An analysis of published patent applications in chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell immunotherapy allows insight into the development of this emerging technology.

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  • 09 April 2019

    In the version of this article initially published online, the abstract read “dedvelopment” instead of “development” as a result of a publisher error. The error has been corrected in the print, PDF and HTML versions of this article.

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Acknowledgements

This article is based on a study that was commissioned by the European Patent Office with the aim of demonstrating to readers outside the disciplines of patent analysis and CAR T-cell immunotherapy how patent information can be used to gain insight and competitive advantages about a specific technological field. The authors thank F. Aslund, P. Bumb and D. Manu from the European Patent Office for their support in the classification identification process and assistance for fine-tuning the search strategy. The opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and not necessarily those of their employers.

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  1. These authors contributed equally: Björn Jürgens, Nigel S. Clarke.

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  1. CITPIA PATLIB Center, Agency for Innovation and Development of Andalusia, Seville, Spain

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  2. European Patent Office, Vienna, Austria

    • Nigel S. Clarke

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