Thursday, November 23 2023   \  Published by JD Supra.

Artificial Intelligence Patent Trends

Artificial Intelligence Patent Trends

The rapid advancement of artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing industries across the globe and transforming the way we live and work. As AI continues to grow in popularity, a fascinating trend is emerging in parallel: a rise in AI patent applications.

Patent applications are strong indicators of where businesses see future innovation and technological value moving to within their industries. In recent years there has been a significant increase in the number of patent applications related to AI and machine learning (ML) technologies.

Our recent analysis of search trends on Google over the past two years (November 2021-2023) indicates a 367% increase in searches relevant to AI patenting. Furthermore, our analysis of U.S. patent filing records indicates that the appearance of terms such as "machine learning" in public patent applications grew from 5,500 occurrences in 2011 to over 100,000 occurrences across patent offices throughout the world in 2021. Similarly, in 2011, the term "artificial intelligence" appeared in public patent applications over 5,000 times, and by 2021 this term appeared over 100,000 times. Read more

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