Thyroid Patents

42 Pages Posted: 22 Jul 2020

Date Written: July 18, 2020


The thyroid is a bilobal gland located at the base of the neck and produces essential hormones for metabolic control in the human body. Affecting nearly fifty-million Americans, thyroid disease has become a ubiquitous cause for symptoms including depression, anxiety, and heart disease. Yet, while the healthcare law literature is visibly scaling, the research relating to patents for cures to thyroid diseases is completely uncharted.

As such, this article offers the first empirical review for Thyroid Patents. First, this Article discusses and explains the thyroid gland’s hormonal feedback loop, common diseases, available technologies, and treatment options. Second, this Article introduces the Thyroid Patent Dataset, contributing empirical patent analysis to literature, and further providing legal claims critique and damages calculation guidelines. In short, this Article explores the thyroid gland’s intersection with patent law to promote knowledge in human health and prompt innovation for biotechnology.

Keywords: Patents, Thyroid, Endocrinology, Intellectual Property Strategy

Suggested Citation

Haney, Brian, Thyroid Patents (July 18, 2020). Available at SSRN: or

Brian Haney (Contact Author)

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