AVEVA Group has patented a method for seamless file synchronization across devices and locations. The system allows for automatic updating of files based on edits made by users, ensuring the latest version is accessible to all authorized users. This cloud-based framework enhances collaboration and efficiency in content sharing. GlobalData’s report on AVEVA Group gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

According to GlobalData’s company profile on AVEVA Group, was a key innovation area identified from patents. AVEVA Group's grant share as of February 2024 was 39%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

File synchronization and sharing between devices and locations

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: AVEVA Group Plc

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11892985B2) outlines a method for managing file versions across multiple devices over a network. The method involves receiving a request from a first device to access a file stored in a database, communicating a version of the file to the first device, and updating the file in the database based on edits made by the first device. The system automatically creates a new version of the file, archives the previous version, and ensures that the latest version is accessible within the database. Additionally, the method includes identifying and updating other file versions on second devices associated with different locations, ensuring synchronization of edits across all devices.

Furthermore, the patent details the use of branch controls, application program interfaces (APIs), and functionality for accessing native and third-party products, services, and platforms. The method involves analyzing requests for file access, determining permissions based on the analysis, and facilitating communication between devices to update file versions. The patent also covers scenarios where the first and second devices are located in the same or different locations, including networked locations or third-party cloud services. The system is designed to handle digital events such as uploads, auto-save events, and time-based triggers to ensure timely updates and synchronization of file versions across all connected devices.

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