Insights Blog

Blockchain innovation

Apr 23, 2018

The media attention that blockchain technology receives suggests significant activity in this space. Patenting activity in the U.S., however, shows a space that is growing relatively slowly and only about 35 "blockchain" companies. Read more.

Drone technology patenting growing fast

Apr 16, 2018

Drones is one of the technologies we keep an eye on. While drones have become popular gadgets in consumer markets, their uses are diverse, including for example payload delivery, security and defense. An interesting fact: this space has had a 75% growth in patenting activity in the U.S. in the past 12 months compared to prior period. Read more.

Social networks and privacy

Apr 14, 2018

Social networks and privacy have been among the topics that received the most attention this past week. Facebook, in particular, was the focus with its CEO giving testimony before Congress. I thought it'd be interesting to see what the numbers on patenting activity say about Facebook and privacy. Read more.

Tracking Synbio

Apr 12, 2018

We’ve seen significant activity in this field in recent years. At least 2,800 U.S. patent grants given to more than 1,100 organizations (including companies, universities, and gov labs) since 2012. Read more.