Dropbox had four patents in cloud during Q4 2023. Dropbox Inc filed patents in Q4 2023 for integrating a messaging client application with a content management system, allowing messaging content to be associated with a workspace and accessed by authorized users. Another patent focuses on a creativity web browser that combines features of a content management system with internet browsing capabilities, providing specialized interface elements for content creation and browsing across multiple systems. GlobalData’s report on Dropbox gives a 360-degreee view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Dropbox grant share with cloud as a theme is 50% in Q4 2023. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Messaging client application integrated with a content management system (Patent ID: US20230421515A1)

Dropbox Inc. has filed a patent for systems and methods that integrate a messaging client application with a content management system. The method involves receiving messaging content from a messaging client application via an API, associating the content with a workspace in the content management system, providing access to authorized users, and embedding the messaging content within the workspace. The claims detail a method where a virtual assistant interprets conversations, associates context with projects, generates project workspaces, populates them with messaging content, and provides access to authorized users. The system includes processors and storage mediums to execute these instructions, with additional features like automatic population based on keywords, linking messaging content with digital content, processing metadata, embedding content from multiple messaging client applications, generating action items, and assigning access permissions based on context.

The patent outlines a comprehensive method and system for seamless integration of messaging content with project workspaces in a content management system. By leveraging a virtual assistant to interpret conversations, associate context with projects, and automate workspace generation and population, the system streamlines collaboration and information sharing among users. The features described in the claims, such as automatic population based on keywords, linking messaging content with digital content, and importing content from multiple sources, enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of project management within the content management system. Overall, the patent demonstrates innovative ways to enhance communication and collaboration workflows through the integration of messaging client applications with content management systems.

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