Asana had six patents in digitalization during Q4 2023. Asana Inc filed patents for a data model managing custom fields for tasks in projects, allowing for unique and shared custom fields across an organization. They also filed patents for systems and methods for automated actions within a collaboration environment, including embedded third-party content based on trigger events. GlobalData’s report on Asana gives a 360-degreee view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Asana grant share with digitalization as a theme is 66% in Q4 2023. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Recent Patents

Application: Database model which provides management of custom fields and methods and apparatus therfor (Patent ID: US20230409818A1)

The patent filed by Asana Inc. describes a data model for managing custom fields for tasks in projects. These custom fields can be defined and shared across an organization, ensuring uniqueness. Each type of custom field is represented as an object that is a subclass of a generic object. The data model allows for the preservation and management of custom fields across multiple projects and users, enhancing project management efficiency and customization.

The system outlined in the patent involves electronic storage storing task objects with unique IDs and objects specifying metadata for custom fields. By defining second objects through joins between task objects and metadata objects, values for custom fields are associated with specific tasks and definitions. This system enables the presentation of custom field values in a user interface, ensuring efficient project management. Additionally, the patent details methods for defining project objects, managing selectable value options, expressing objects in JSON format, and maintaining custom field values even after editing tasks. These features contribute to a comprehensive system for managing custom fields in project management environments, enhancing organization and customization capabilities.

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