Patents at the Trivergence

Research Overview

Author: Thomas M. Isaacson
Release Date: April 28, 2022

Abstract:

Led by an expert at Polsinelli PC, an Am Law 100 firm, this project examines the convergence of three technologies—blockchain, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things—within individual innovations, with a focus on patents. It identifies the most prolific patent applicants by country, company, and inventor. It also describes fascinating examples of “trivergence” in supply chains, transportation and automotive (BMW, Daimler, and Hyundai), and the additive manufacturing of medical devices, to name a few. Pure Storage tops the enterprise leaderboard, along with Intel, American Express Travel Services, Baidu, Tencent, Bank of America, and Salesforce.com. Leaders whose companies bank on their intellectual property will want to read this piece.

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