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CONSTANTIN BRANCUSI

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.

12.01.2021

Intellectual Property after Brexit era

The new regime imposed by Britain’s exit from the European Union comes with a number of implications from several viewpoints. Even if, from a theoretical viewpoint, the United Kingdom left the European Union on January 31, 2020, a withdrawal agreement worked throughout the year so that all these processes could have a constant pace of ( learn more )

07.01.2021

Santa Claus. Who owns it?

Nothing better-known, and also more mysterious than Santa Claus – the character and the suite of constructions of the imaginary that are associated with it. All the serious research and analysis dedicated to it attests to the fact that it is a ” tradition invented” gradually, a complex creation based on an old and new ( learn more )

18.12.2020

The Secret of the Tradesecrets

The most mysterious form of intellectual property is the trade secret. A trade secret consists of any type of information that has economic value. Trade secrets can include business practices, recipes, models and formulae. Information classified as a trade secret is not made known to the general public. Its value lies in its confidential characteristics. ( learn more )