General Session #1

Emerging IP Trends for Robotics and Automation

Thursday, November 3, 9:40 - 10:30 AM

The robotics and automation industry is being driven by technological changes in areas such as cloud computing, machine learning, and mobile solutions. This presentation focuses on “Emerging IP Trends in Robotics and Automation,” particularly in relation to the overall industry changes. 

A framework of key technology areas within robotics and automation will be presented.  Based on a sample analysis of the IP activity across these areas, various insights are derived to inform an IP strategy. This framework can also be used as a tool to inform innovation.


  • Visualize the key technology areas in Robotics and Automation using an IP framework
  • Learn which technology areas are the focus of the Robotics and Automation industry’s R&D and IP dollars
  • Discover the current trends and activity of the top IP players in the industry
  • Understand the primary inputs for developing a robust IP strategy, for example,  carve out a niche IP leadership position as a differentiator against business competitors