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Technology Patents by Top Themes, 2017-2021 - Thematic Research

Technology Patents by Top Themes, 2017-2021 - Thematic Research

  • May 2022
  • 107 pages
  • ID: 6288432
  • Format: PDF
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Technology Patents by Top Themes, 2017-2021 - Thematic Research

Globally, there were over 6.5 million tech patent publications between 2017 and 2021. Over this five-year period, the tech patent publications have increased at a CAGR of 8%. Cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are the top two themes driving tech patents, followed by industrial automation, internet of things (IoT), and ecommerce. Samsung, Huawei, IBM, Qualcomm, and LG were the top five tech patent holders between 2017 and 2021.

Key Highlights
- Tech patent publications have grown at a CAGR of 8% between 2017 and 2021.
- Samsung, Huawei, IBM, Qualcomm, and LG were the top five tech patent holders between 2017 and 2021.
- Patent offices in China and the US saw more tech patent publications than any other region.
- Samsung is one of the top 10 tech patent holders in China, the US, Asia-Pacific-excluding China, and Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) regions.
- In China, all the top tech patenting holders (except Samsung) are native companies. Four of the top 10 patent holders in the US are non-native companies. Five of the top 10 tech patent holders in the EMEA region are headquartered in the US.

- This report looks at the top 10 themes driving the tech patent publications between 2017 and 2021.
- It briefs on the growth trend of overall tech patents and the trend for each of the top theme.
- It includes a list of the top 10 patent holders for each theme. It also provides the patent publication trend of these patent holders.
- It also lists key start-ups holding the greatest number of patents for each theme.
- It details the geographical distribution of the patent publications for each theme.
- In addition, we include the over geographical distribution of the tech patents.
- The report details on the top patent holders in the four geographies. It also looks at the themes driving the patent publications in each of these geographies.

Reasons to Buy
- Innovation is crucial to the development and deployment of technologies.
- Patents offer exclusive rights for inventions and innovations-which can be a product or a process.
- Companies invest in patents to gain the competition advantage in technologies, earn licensing revenues, and protect from litigations.
- Developments in any industry over the future is determined by themes.
- Companies that invest in patents in themes that are set to transform the industry are bound to succeed.
- Companies that fail to invest in patents in the right theme at the right time are bound to fail.
- This report studies the tech patent landscape by themes in detail.

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