Dropbox had 25 patents in cybersecurity during Q4 2023. Dropbox Inc filed patents in Q4 2023 for systems and methods integrating messaging client applications with content management systems, generating and maintaining tokenized assets for user accounts, creating shared folder backed integrated workspaces, and identifying accounts with shared credentials. These innovations aim to enhance collaboration, access control, and security within cloud-based 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 cybersecurity as a theme is 52% 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 with instructions for executing the method, as well as 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 to users.

The patent outlines a comprehensive system and method 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 technology streamlines collaboration and information management for users across different cloud-based systems. The system also includes features for importing linked messaging and digital content, processing metadata, embedding content from multiple sources, generating action items, and managing access permissions. Overall, the patent presents an innovative solution for enhancing productivity and collaboration within cloud-based environments through intelligent messaging integration.

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