Dropbox, Inc. – The Veteran Cloud Storage Provider
Dropbox, Inc. is an American company that offers cloud storage, file synchronization, personal cloud, and client software. It was founded in 2007 by Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
The company’s cloud storage service, Dropbox, enables users to share and store files including photos, documents, and videos. To use Dropbox, a user needs to create an account on dropbox.com and allow the service to create folders on all connected devices such as PCs, laptops or other mobile devices. Files stored on the service can then be synchronized with any of the user’s connected devices. Files can also easily be shared with other users, by providing them with a link to the Dropbox folder. Users can choose to create a shared folder in their personal Dropbox account.
As of March 2016, Dropbox has 500 million users across 180 countries. In 2017, the company generated a revenue of US $1.11 billion. Dropbox recently filed for an initial public offering with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. In this report, we take a closer look at its patent assets that are currently in force. Included in our report is a portfolio taxonomy and insights into various aspects of Dropbox's overall portfolio. The findings of the report have been referenced in a post by the IAM Blog on March 20, 2018.