Dropbox had ten patents in cybersecurity during Q1 2024. Dropbox Inc’s patents filed in Q1 2024 focus on enhancing collaboration and file collection processes. One patent describes a method for establishing a connection between a client application and a content management system using unique identifiers associated with browser sessions. Another patent details a content management system that allows a collector to invite authenticated submitters to submit files to a collection folder, with limited rights to prevent submitters from viewing each other’s submissions. These innovations aim to streamline file sharing and collaboration within the Dropbox platform. GlobalData’s report on Dropbox gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Dropbox grant share with cybersecurity as a theme is 50% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Recent Patents

Application: Communication protocols for an online content management system (Patent ID: US20240106902A1)

The patent filed by Dropbox Inc. describes a method and system for establishing a connection between a client application and a content management system by using unique identifiers associated with a browser application on a client device. The client application receives the unique identifier from the browser application, establishes a connection with the content management system, and relays messages between the website and the client application based on the unique identifier. The system also includes instructions for maintaining open communication channels, forwarding messages, and identifying client devices associated with a user.

Overall, the patent focuses on facilitating communication and data exchange between client applications and content management systems using unique identifiers. By mapping browser applications with client applications based on these identifiers, the system enables efficient message relay and communication between the website and the client application. The system also includes features for managing communication channels, relaying messages based on identifiers, and determining the appropriate client device to receive response messages, enhancing the overall user experience and data flow within the system.

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