Fast Growing Technologies of 2020

IFI CLAIMS has identified ten fast growing technologies based on data through the end of 2020. IFI analyzed US patent applications. Patent publications were grouped by Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) codes at the group level. For example, G06N 20 which corresponds to “Machine Learning”. Over 4,600 CPC groups were screened by size in 2020 and for rapid growth over the period 2016 to 2020. The largest 3,376 categories were selected, and growth was calculated using the Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) over the five-year period.

Using patent classification codes, we produced an interactive chart, allowing you to make your own discoveries, and a slide show (below) highlighting the ten fastest growing technologies.