Dropbox had 18 patents in future of work during Q4 2023. Dropbox Inc filed patents in Q4 2023 for systems and methods integrating messaging client applications with content management systems, creating discoverable collaboration teams, remotely initiating capture requests, shared folder backed integrated workspaces, and ingesting social network exports to restore thread integrity and enhance image metadata. These patents aim to improve collaboration, communication, and organization 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 future of work as a theme is 61% 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 patent also includes claims related to a virtual assistant interpreting conversations, generating project workspaces, populating them with messaging content, associating content with digital content, processing metadata, embedding additional messaging content, providing access across different cloud-based systems, generating action items, identifying additional users for access, and assigning access permissions based on context.

The patent claims detail a method and system for receiving messaging content from a virtual assistant embedded in a messaging client application, associating context with projects and user accounts, automatically generating project workspaces, populating them with messaging content, associating content with digital content, processing metadata, embedding additional messaging content, providing access across different cloud-based systems, generating action items, identifying additional users for access, and assigning access permissions based on context. These claims highlight the innovative approach of using a virtual assistant to streamline collaboration and content management processes within cloud-based systems, enhancing efficiency and user experience.

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