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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. 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. Akamai Technologies
 
 
75
2. Cisco Systems
 
 
66
3. Intel
 
 
51
4. Itron
 
 
47
5. Level 3 Communications, Llc
 
 
42
6. Limelight Networks
 
 
39
7. Red Hat
 
 
39
8. Microsoft
 
 
38
9. IBM
 
 
38
10. Verizon Digital Media Services Inc.
 
 
31




Invention Categorization and Classification

Categorization and Classification Patents and Published Applications
  • Communications
  •  
    391
    186 Communications - Bandwidth , 121 Communications - Latency , 84 Communications - Geo/location
  • Platform Blockchain
  •  
    56
    49 PB-General , 7 PB-Metering
  • Platform Non-Blockchain
  •  
    509
    464 PNB-General , 45 PNB-Metering
  • Smart Street Lights
  •  
    30
    30 Smart Street Lights


    Recent Published Activity in Edge Computing as of April 9, 2020