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8 Fastest Growing Technologies

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IFI CLAIMS examined US patent filings from 2013–2017 to determine the fastest growing technologies and the companies with the most applications in each classification.

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8 Fastest Growing Technologies

  1. 1. Eight Fast Growing Technologies As measured by increases in US patent applications from 2013–2017 @2018 IFI CLAIMS Patent Services
  2. 2. IFI Methodology • We computed Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) for all 4-character CPC codes from 2013 to 2017, using published patent applications. • CPC codes were then plotted using CAGR and 2017 application count. Application counts are plotted on a log scale (right). • The most frequently used CPC codes (like G06F and H04L) are on the top of the chart. The fastest growing classifications are on the right. In this report, we considered the fastest growing classifications with at least 800 published applications in 2017. @2018 IFI CLAIMS Patent Services
  3. 3. Number 8 Food • Published patent applications for Patent Classification A23V “Foods, Foodstuffs or nonalcoholic beverages” grew at a compound annual rate of 24% from 2013 to 2017. 5 Year Growth Rate: 24% @2018 IFI CLAIMS Patent Services
  4. 4. Example: US-20170208848-A1 Process for manufacturing an iron fortified food product Company 2017 published applications Nestec SA 83 Abbott Laboratories 24 Nutricia NV 22 DSM IP Assets BV 20 PureCircle Sdn Bhd 18 Conopco 16 Mars 16 Number 8 Food @2018 IFI CLAIMS Patent Services
  5. 5. Number 7 Aerial Drones • Published patent applications for Patent Classification B64C “Aeroplanes; Helicopters” grew at a compound annual rate of 26% from 2013 to 2017. • While not exclusively for unmanned vehicles, the growth in this category is driven by drone technology. 5 Year Growth Rate: 26% @2018 IFI CLAIMS Patent Services
  6. 6. Number 7 Aerial Drones Example: US-20170262789-A1 Unmanned aerial vehicle, and method and system for delivering cargo with unmanned aerial vehicle Company 2017 published applications Boeing 261 Sikorsky Aircraft 160 SZ DJI Technology 108 Airbus Operations GmbH 86 Goodrich 70 Airbus Operations Ltd 69 Bell Helicopter Textron 65 @2018 IFI CLAIMS Patent Services
  7. 7. Number 6 Hybrid Vehicles • Published patent applications for Patent Classification B60Y “Cross-Cutting Vehicle Technology” grew at a compound annual rate of 26% from 2013 to 2017. • Hybrid vehicles and vehicle control technology are included. 5 Year Growth Rate: 26% @2018 IFI CLAIMS Patent Services
  8. 8. Company 2017 published applications Toyota Motor 200 Ford Global Technologies 134 Hyundai Motor 117 Honda Motor 83 GM Global Technology 37 Scania CV AB 33 Kia Motors 31 Example: US-20170282906-A1 Hybrid Vehicle Number 6 Hybrid Vehicles @2018 IFI CLAIMS Patent Services
  9. 9. Number 5 Moulding Materials • Published patent applications for Patent Classification B29K “Moulding Materials” grew at a compound annual rate of 27% from 2013 to 2017. • Use of materials in advanced manufacturing, including 3D printing. 5 Year Growth Rate: 27% @2018 IFI CLAIMS Patent Services
  10. 10. Number 5 Moulding Materials Company 2017 published applications Boeing Co 110 3M Innovative Properties 48 SABIC Global Technologies 40 Xerox 39 Nike 36 Hyundai Motor 32 Dow Global Technologies 31 Example: US-20170100909-A1 Apparatus Configured as a Structure Comprising a Skin Including a Bond without a Splice Plate @2018 IFI CLAIMS Patent Services
  11. 11. Number 4 Autonomous Vehicles • Published patent applications for Patent Classification G05D “Systems for controlling or regulating non-electric variables” grew at a compound annual rate of 27% from 2013 to 2017. • This includes automatic pilots for air and land vehicles. Note the presence of Toyota, Ford and Chinese drone maker SZ DJI. 5 Year Growth Rate: 27% @2018 IFI CLAIMS Patent Services
  12. 12. Number 4 Autonomous Vehicles Example: US-20170253241-A1 Autonomous vehicle operation based on interactive model predictive control Company 2017 published applications IBM 80 Ford Global Technologies 79 SZ DJI Technology 63 Toyota Motor 60 Honda Motor 59 GM Global Technology 57 Robert Bosch 55 @2018 IFI CLAIMS Patent Services
  13. 13. Number 3 Machine Learning • Published patent applications for Patent Classification G06N “Computer Systems Based on Specific Computational Models” grew at a compound annual rate of 34% from 2013 to 2017. • This includes machine learning and artificial neural networks. 5 Year Growth Rate: 34% @2018 IFI CLAIMS Patent Services
  14. 14. Number 3 Machine Learning Example: US-20170323075-A1 Identifying and ranking risk factors using trained predictive models Company 2017 published applications IBM 654 Microsoft 139 Google 127 LinkedIn 70 Facebook 66 Intel 52 Fujitsu 49 @2018 IFI CLAIMS Patent Services
  15. 15. • Published patent applications for Patent Classification B33Y “Additive Manufacturing” grew at a compound annual rate of 35% from 2013 to 2017. 5 Year Growth Rate: 35% Number 2 3-D Printing @2018 IFI CLAIMS Patent Services
  16. 16. Number 2 3-D Printing Example: US-20170252805-A1 Laminar vertical powder flow for additive manufacturing Company 2017 published applications General Electric 89 Xerox 78 Boeing 50 Desktop Metal 48 Hewlett-Packard Development 48 Ricoh Co 45 Stratasys 40@2018 IFI CLAIMS Patent Services
  17. 17. Number 1 E-Cigarettes • Published patent applications for Patent Classification A24F “Smokers’ Requisites” grew at a compound annual rate of 45% from 2013 to 2017. • Much of this growth fell in subclass A24F/47 – “Simulated Smoking Devices”. 5 Year Growth Rate: 45% @2018 IFI CLAIMS Patent Services
  18. 18. Number 1 E-Cigarettes Example: US-20170280769-A1 Electronic vaping device and kit Company 2017 published applications Altria Client Services 90 Philip Morris Products 80 Lunatech 46 Shenzhen First Union Tech 42 Beyond Twenty 37 RAI Strategic Holdings 36 Kimree Hi-Tech 32 @2018 IFI CLAIMS Patent Services

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