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Technology Trends in 2021 and 2022 – A Comparison

Jan 30, 2023

Our last post covered the top companies publishing patents in 2021 and 2022. Today’s post will delve into the top technologies that came up in both years and the document count for each!

Once again, we’ve performed a comparative analysis of the technologies for 2021 and 2022 and used tables to share the relevant data. If you look at both tables, you might be surprised by the similarity in the top 10 technologies featured in both years. In other words, the technologies remain the same, but what changes in the count of documents and their subsequent positioning on the list. 

For instance, in 2021, Digital Data Processing takes up the lion’s share with 490,866 patent documents published. Among the top three, Testing Materials (274,749) and Medicinal Preparations (259,307) occupy second and third place, respectively. If we shift our focus to the 2022 data, we find Digital Data Processing at the top again with 507,181 documents and Testing Materials in second place with fewer documents (271,633). But in third place, we find a different technology, Electric Elements - Semiconductor Devices (240,760), with Medicinal Preparations featuring sixth on the list!

For the remaining top technologies and their document count, please refer to the tables for both years in detail.

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