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Smart Cities: Edge Computing

With the rise of the IoT and incoming use of 5G, the Edge Computing sector is poised to grow dramatically. Many companies have already begun investing in the Edge Computing future, as demonstrated by their patent portfolios. The Edge Computing Patent Forecast® focuses on edge computing for IoT devices, but does not consider IoT devices, edge devices or hardware within the analysis. Click here to view category descriptions and context.


Top 10 Corporate Owners


 
Issued Patent Count   
 
Published Application Count

Corporation Patents and Published Applications Count
1. Intel
 
 
293
2. Pure Storage, Inc.
 
 
121
3. Cisco Systems
 
 
112
4. Akamai Technologies
 
 
105
5. Verizon
 
 
104
6. Apple
 
 
88
7. Inventor
 
 
80
8. IBM
 
 
66
9. AT&T
 
 
65
10. Lumen Technologies
 
 
60




Invention Categorization and Classification

Categorization and Classification Patents and Published Applications
  • Communications
  •  
    1034
    473 Communications - Bandwidth , 458 Communications - Latency , 103 Communications - Geo/location
  • Platform Blockchain
  •  
    111
    102 PB-General , 9 PB-Metering
  • Platform Non-Blockchain
  •  
    1405
    1339 PNB-General , 66 PNB-Metering


    Recent Published Activity in Smart Cities: Edge Computing as of August 15, 2022