Box had 12 patents in digitalization during Q1 2024. Box Inc’s patents filed in Q1 2024 focus on recommendation systems integrated with content management systems, determining activity-based content object access permissions, generating jobs by applying user-specified rules to events in an action log framework, identifying collaborators on migrated content, and selecting workflows based on event attributes for operations over shared content objects in a computing environment. GlobalData’s report on Box gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Box grant share with digitalization as a theme is 58% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Fine-grained recommendation systems (Patent ID: US20240073465A1)

The patent filed by Box Inc. describes a recommendation system integrated with a content management system (CMS) that stores shared content objects and coordinates user interactions among CMS users. The system divides shared content objects into portions, observes user interactions over these portions, and analyzes them to infer user interests. Based on these inferences, fine-grained recommendations are generated and shared with other CMS users, referring to specific portions of content objects as well as the objects themselves. The recommendations can also be propagated to users related in some way, enhancing user engagement and content discovery within the CMS.

The method outlined in the patent involves interfacing the recommendation system with the CMS, identifying logical portions of shared files, recording user interactions over these portions, and using this data to create fine-grained recommendations. These recommendations are then communicated to other CMS users, potentially based on associations between users or common interests. The system also allows for actions to be initiated on behalf of users based on these recommendations, contributing to a more personalized and interactive user experience within the CMS. Overall, the patent highlights a sophisticated approach to content recommendation and user engagement within a CMS environment, leveraging observed interactions to enhance content discovery and user collaboration.

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