Discover Large and Fast Growing Technologies

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Methodology for Identifying Technology Trends

To produce the interactive chart below, we did the following:
  • Computed Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) for all 4-character CPC codes from 2013 to 2017. We used published applications.
  • Plotted the CPC codes using CAGR and 2017 patent application count. Application counts are plotted on a log scale.
  • The most frequently used CPC codes (like G06F and H04L) are on the top of the chart. The fastest growing classifications are on the left.
Rollover the chart below to browse the data.

Rankings were compiled using the USPTO source-data by current company or assignee name on file at the USPTO.

Based on data available as of January 1, 2018.