This report produced by the Informatics team provides a review of patent data relating to the internet of things. This is a concept where a network of everyday physical objects are accessed through the internet and are able to automatically identify themselves to other devices because of their inherent ambient intelligence and creating a smarter world.
The search strategy file provides outline details of the search performed in the worldwide patent databases. The resulting patents were then extracted and used to perform the analysis contained in the main report.
The CSV file provides a list of the raw publication numbers of the patents analysed in the main report and has been provided to allow researchers to undertake further analysis if they wish.