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Dr. Sanghamitra Jena Dr. Samarendra Dash Dr. Debapreeti Mohanty Dr. Akshay Shrivastava Dr. Pritam Mohanty Dr. Anuttam Das Dr. Ashish Kamboj

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From Harold D. Kesling's positioners in 1945 to Invisalign in 1998, technology has evolved by leaps and bounds, thereby pioneering the fundamental concepts of modern CAT. Since the 1980s, US-focused research has consistently found that patents are relatively more important to research & development than other forms of intellectual property protection. Patent landscape analysis, sometimes known as "patent mapping," is a tried-and-tested multi-step procedure that makes use of artificial intelligence (AI) and computer software to sort through, compile, and extract data from patents. The primary objective of this study was to perform a landscape analysis of patents filed with respect to clear aligners since 2000. The analysis accumulates data regarding innovations spanning more than two decades. This landscape analysis depicts that code A61C7/08 has the maximum potential and hence shares the major chunk of patents filed in relation to clear aligners. With the help of such data, it enables researchers involved in the field of clear aligners to proactively work on inventing novel concepts related to clear aligners which in turn will benefit users of clear aligners. The present study gives us an insight into the patents not only granted but filed or even modified on a global level.

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Keywords

Clear aligners, landscape analysis, Patents, Innovations

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