In Technology Center 2100, we saw one group – 2130 Memory Access and Control – with significant growth, gaining over 345% in terms of the share of patents granted. Another significant growth was in Group 2190 – Interprocess Communication and Software Development which experienced a 63% gain. And lastly we saw a smaller increase in Groups 2140 & 2170 – Graphical User Interface and Document Processing which gained almost 11%.
Among the declines, Group 2120 – AI and Stimulation/Modeling – saw a greater than 77% decline. Smaller declines were experienced by 2110 – Computer Error Control, Reliability & Control Systems – which experienced a bit more than 17% decline, and 2180 – Computer Architecture and I/O with slightly over 11%. Staying almost flat at a 0.28% decline are Groups 2150 & 2160 – Data Bases & File Management.
As we moved into Technology Center 2400 we did not see such large swings and declines. One Group – 2430/2490 Cryptography and Security experienced a significant gain of almost 29%. The largest decline – just over 25% was Groups 2440/2450 – Computer Networks.