There have been over 154,000 AI patents filed worldwide since 2010 with the majority being in health fields (29.5%), Industry-specific solutions (25.3%) and AI-based digital security (15.7%).
AI-based marketing patents are the fasting growing global category, reaching a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 29.3% between 2010 and 2018.
The second- and third-fastest growing global AI patent categories between 2010 and 2018 are AI-based digital security (23.4% CAGR) and AI-based mobility (23% CAGR).
79,936 patents were filed in the United States between 2010 and 2018, with the majority being in the health field (32.6%) followed by Industry-specific solutions (20.5%) and AI-based digital security (18%).
Machine learning dominates the AI patent landscape today, leading all categories of AI patents including deep learning and neural networks.
ECONSIGHT FINDS THAT MICROSOFT LEADS THE AI PATENT RACE GOING INTO 2019 WITH 697 WORLD CLASS PATENTS THAT THE FIRM CLASSIFIES AS HAVING A SIGNIFICANT COMPETITIVE IMPACT AS OF NOVEMBER 2018
MACHINE LEARNING DOMINATES THE AI PATENT LANDSCAPE TODAY, LEADING ALL CATEGORIES OF AI PATENTS INCLUDING DEEP LEARNING AND NEURAL NETWORKS
THERE HAVE BEEN 225,833 AI-BASED PATENTS FILED GLOBALLY SINCE 2000, WITH 30.7% BEING INDUSTRY SPECIFIC (INDUSTRY 4.0 ON THE GRAPHIC BELOW) FOLLOWED BY HEALTH-RELATED PATENTS (28.1%)