Salesforce had 38 patents in future of work during Q1 2024. Salesforce Inc’s patents filed in Q1 2024 focus on innovative systems and methods for enhancing collaboration and communication among users. These patents include technologies for surfacing relevant topics in multimedia collaboration sessions, initializing distributed client device membership in group-based communication channels, generating interactive emails with tracking capabilities, ascertaining relatedness of work objects shared among users, and automatically invoking functionality in applications based on user input. These advancements aim to improve user experience and efficiency in various communication and collaboration scenarios. GlobalData’s report on Salesforce gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Salesforce grant share with future of work as a theme is 65% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Surfacing relevant topics in a group-based communication system (Patent ID: US20240089307A1)

Salesforce Inc. has filed a patent for a system, method, and computer-readable media that surface relevant topics discussed in synchronous multimedia collaboration sessions to interested nonparticipants. The system determines relevant topics based on audio data from the session and identifies nonparticipating members interested in those topics, notifying them of the session. The patent claims detail the process of determining topics, identifying interested non-participants, and displaying relevant sessions or summaries to them based on audio data, keywords, and user profiles within a group-based communication system.

The patent outlines a method for determining topics in unscheduled synchronous multimedia collaboration sessions, assessing the interest of non-participating members, and displaying relevant sessions or summaries to them. By analyzing audio data, keywords, and user profiles, the system can recommend sessions related to specific topics and engage non-participants effectively. This technology aims to enhance collaboration and knowledge sharing within group-based communication systems by involving interested non-participants in relevant discussions and sessions.

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