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IFI Legal Status Indicator for EPO Designated States

We recently published a blog post that covered how IFI data enhancements make it easier to know when a patent will expire. That article focused on US patents, and in this post we’ll discuss European patents.

Things are more complicated for European Patent Office (EPO) granted patents. The European Patent Office grants patents which may be registered in specific countries or “designated states”…

IFI Data Enhancements Simplify Complex Patent Expiration Rules

The 20 Year Term Rule

As a general rule of thumb, the effective life of a patent extends to 20 years from the application date.  This rule has changed over time.  For example, in the US, the rule was 17 years from the grant date prior to 1978.  Some countries have different rules, but the major patent granting authorities, including the European Patent Office, Germany, China, Japan and Korea all…

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Spring 2017 Newsletter

See us at PIUG Next Week

We're getting ready to head off the Atlanta for the PIUG 2017 Annual Conference. We're looking forward to seeing all of our clients, partners, and friends. Be sure to stop by the exhibit hall to learn about newly available data and pick up a handy zip up totebag.

On Sunday, plan to attend the pre-conference sessions from our partners Gridlogics and Questel who will be covering their latest product developments. ST…

Winter 2017 Newsletter

A Message From Our CEO

2017 promises to be another exciting year at IFI CLAIMS Patent Services. We kicked off the year with an investment from Digital Science that allows us to further develop the content and the enrichment of our global patent data repository—CLAIMS Direct. We plan to add more national collections from Asia, South America, and Europe. And we will expand the scope of our patent…

Press Releases

IFI CLAIMS Announces 2016 U.S. Patent Ranking

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Contact:      Tom Kivett
                  Kivett & Company Communications
                  (212) 727-2935
                  tkivett@kivettandco.com


IFI CLAIMS Announces Top Recipients of U.S. Patents in 2016
 

  • New record for most U.S. patents in single year
  • IBM tops list again breaking its all-time high
  • 50 percent of all Top 50 grants attributed to Asia
 
NEW…

IFI CLAIMS Announces 2015 U.S. Patent Rankings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Contact:            Tom Kivett
                        Kivett & Company Communications
                        (212) 727-2935
                        tkivett@kivettandco.com
 
 
IFI CLAIMS Announces 2015 U.S. Patent Rankings
 

IBM, Samsung and Canon Keep Top Slots While Rest of Top 50 Get Shuffled; U.S. Patent Counts Down for First Time Since 2007

 
MADISON, Conn.,…