Here's what I came up with after researching further. The provided HP-UX patching script only provides support for a global ignore file. This is no good because it presumes the same patches are to be excluded from all patch analysis jobs, regardless of target.
I updated our copy of the script to grab an ignore file, if present, from /var/adm/sw on each target and copy it to the working directory on our file server:
I've attached the updated copy of my script. Changes are on lines 912-927. Use at your peril.
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