International Business Machines had six patents in regtech during Q1 2024. IBM has filed patents for methods to autonomously identify rogue devices in a network by analyzing connection trace data and performance characteristics of mobile devices. Another patent focuses on establishing an index of usability for replacement payment cards based on risk factors, with the index correlating to restrictions on card usage. GlobalData’s report on International Business Machines gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

International Business Machines grant share with regtech as a theme is 66% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Recent Patents

Application: Autonomous identification of rouge devices in a communications network (Patent ID: US20240098486A1)

The patent filed by IBM describes computer-implemented methods for autonomously identifying rogue devices in a communications network. The process involves collecting connection trace data for mobile devices, determining performance characteristics for groups of devices based on type approval codes, comparing these characteristics, and designating a type approval code as rogue if it deviates significantly from others. The system can also modify IMEI numbers, add rogue type approval codes to a blacklist, and send anomaly reports to manufacturers.

The method and system outlined in the patent aim to efficiently detect and manage rogue devices within a communications network. By analyzing connection trace data and performance characteristics based on type approval codes, the technology can automatically identify devices that deviate significantly from the norm, allowing for prompt action such as blacklisting or reporting to manufacturers. This approach enhances network security and integrity by proactively addressing potential threats posed by rogue devices.

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