Back in 2013 we looked at the leading patents filed in the 1980s and 1990s, using our metric AmberScore, which is available when you use our Cluster Searching software. This allowed us to see some of the key technology trends from these decades - which happened to be:
- 1980s. The highest ranked patents included patents for heart grafts, genetic engineering, e-commerce, and inkjet printing.
- 1990s. The highest ranking patents included inventions for drug discovery, semi-conductors, genetically engineering plants, solid state memory, gaming, an imaging pen ...and most surprisingly, floral wrappings
But what about so called 'noughties'? – being the decade beginning in the year 2000? What technologies will these patents be protecting?...