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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
 
 
111
2. Akamai Technologies
 
 
91
3. Cisco Systems
 
 
91
4. Verizon
 
 
63
5. Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc
 
 
45
6. Red Hat
 
 
44
7. IBM
 
 
44
8. Itron
 
 
42
9. Limelight Networks
 
 
41
10. Microsoft
 
 
40




Invention Categorization and Classification

Categorization and Classification Patents and Published Applications
  • Communications
  •  
    455
    211 Communications - Bandwidth , 149 Communications - Latency , 95 Communications - Geo/location
  • Platform Blockchain
  •  
    91
    82 PB-General , 9 PB-Metering
  • Platform Non-Blockchain
  •  
    761
    712 PNB-General , 49 PNB-Metering


    Recent Published Activity in Edge Computing as of June 16, 2021