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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
 
 
102
2. Cisco Systems
 
 
90
3. Akamai Technologies
 
 
90
4. Verizon
 
 
61
5. Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc
 
 
45
6. Red Hat
 
 
44
7. Itron
 
 
42
8. Limelight Networks
 
 
41
9. IBM
 
 
41
10. Microsoft
 
 
40




Invention Categorization and Classification

Categorization and Classification Patents and Published Applications
  • Communications
  •  
    453
    210 Communications - Bandwidth , 148 Communications - Latency , 95 Communications - Geo/location
  • Platform Blockchain
  •  
    87
    78 PB-General , 9 PB-Metering
  • Platform Non-Blockchain
  •  
    734
    685 PNB-General , 49 PNB-Metering


    Recent Published Activity in Smart Cities: Edge Computing as of April 13, 2021