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Artificial Intelligence patenting has increased dramatically in the last few years

04.06.2019


The owner of the biggest number of AI patent applications, IBM, has a portfolio of 8,290 inventions. They are closely followed by the company Microsoft with 5,930. Both companies have patent registrations and applications from various fields and covering many techniques, thus proving that they are not limited to a specific industry. The other top applicants are Toshiba (with 5,223 applications), Samsung (with 5,102) and NEC (with 4,406). Leaping into the top 20 is The State Grid Corporation of China, by annually increasing its patent filings by an average of 70 percent, since 2013, specifically in the machine learning techniques of bio-inspired approaches, born out of from observations of nature, and support vector machines, a type of supervised learning.

Certain fields of expertise have the highest numbers of patent applications generated by companies with a high degree of specialization and expertise, such as Baidu, (ranks at the top for deep learning), Bosch and Toyota, (that stand out in transportation), as well as companies such as Siemens, Philips and Samsung in life and medical sciences. Interestingly, some well-known companies are not included among the top overall players in AI patents; a worthy mention here would be Facebook and Tencent in networks and social networks. This also comes to show that access to specialized data explains why certain companies lead in specific industries.

24.03.2020

How to protect new online businesses and other IP challenges

The field of intellectual property, as important as it may be, is more often than not looked over by the entities that carry out their activity in the field of e-commerce. The reason why intellectual property is crucial for the field of e-commerce, is because by the sale of products and services, generally have important ( learn more )

18.03.2020

Intellectual Property Offices – updates on COVID-19

UKIPO, EPO, EUIPO and USPTO announced the latest decisions regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Most of them will remain open, and just a few of them are making extensions in terms of deadlines. UKIPO If you are in the situation where you need an extension, due to the pandemic, UKIPO will remain open and mentioned that ( learn more )

10.03.2020

The humanisation process of the robots

We may not like it, but technology plays an increasingly dominant role in our daily lives. The onus is on us to keep abreast of technological developments and their potential implications for our personal and professional lives. Let us take the field of intellectual property and artificial intelligence as an example. If you run a ( learn more )