Dropbox had three patents in social media during Q4 2023. Dropbox Inc filed patents in Q4 2023 for a creativity web browser that integrates content management system features with internet browsing capabilities, providing specialized interface elements for restructuring web browsing. Another patent focuses on technology that can ingest a social network export and restore the integrity of threads within the export, uniting images with captions and comments while enhancing images with metadata. 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 social media as a theme is 33% in Q4 2023. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Content creative web browser (Patent ID: US20230376557A1)

Dropbox Inc. has filed a patent for a creativity web browser that combines internet browsing capabilities with content management features from a cloud-based system. The system includes a digital canvas, content collection pane, and x-ray pane to enhance content creation and browsing experience. Users can access internet locations and content management system locations within an integrated web browsing environment. The method involves generating a combined web browser interface, predicting user activities, providing insight data through an x-ray option, and organizing content items within content collections.

The system also includes instructions for identifying co-browsers, generating a timeline homepage, creating manipulable items, and facilitating communication between users. Users can interact with the digital canvas to create new content items, add items to content collections, and post content to social media feeds. The non-transitory computer readable medium provides instructions for displaying websites relevant to content items, adding content items to collections, and generating digital content objects based on webpage relationships. Additionally, the medium offers selectable elements for suggested activities related to content items and visual representations of content collections within the interface. Overall, the patent aims to enhance content creation and browsing by integrating content management features with internet browsing capabilities in a single web browser environment.

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