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The Number of Claims and the Grant Lag

Why does it take so long to get a patent?  The time lag between when a patent application is filed and when the patent is granted currently averages 33.7 months or 2.8 years.  To many inventors, that seems like a long time. 

This subject was analyzed in a 2003 paper Time in Pergatory: Determinants of the Grant Lag for US Patent Applications.  The paper was written by David Popp, Ted Juhl and…

California leads the nation in innovation, or does it?

On January 10, 2012 IFI CLAIMS Patent Services released its ranking of top global companies based on US utility patents in 2011.

Our IFI analysts work closely with our customers providing them with access to high quality patent data that allows them to develop deep insights into corporate patent portfolios, technology landscapes, and competitive intelligence. While preparing our 2011 Patent Intelligence and Technology Report, we took a closer look at the 2011 US patent grants and in particular the location of the inventors named on these documents. Despite the obvious surge of Japanese, Korean, and Chinese companies in the Top 50 assignees, 50% of US patents in 2011 named US inventors down only 4% when compared with 2001. Patents with Japanese inventors are the second largest group accounting for 20% of US patents in 2011 which is basically the same as 2001. Germany comes in third although dropped from 9% in 2001 to 6% in 2011. Chinese inventors appear in less than 2% of 2011, but this presence has grown by more than 1000% when compared with 2001.

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Spring 2019 Newsletter

Analyzing patent information is a good way to determine which technologies are experiencing rapid growth. We compared US patent application growth by CPC (cooperative patent classification) codes to find the largest increases from 2017 to 2018. The list includes some widely-covered technologies such as machine learning, and also some surprises like warehouse technology...

IFI Winter 2018 Newsletter

US patent grants drop slightly in 2018; Chinese companies continue to grow their share

Last month we released our annual patent rankings and trends reports which revealed a 3.5% decrease in granted patents in 2018 from 2017. Leading the way as top assignee is IBM for the 26th year in a row earning 9,100 patents, a slight gain from 2017. New this year, we produced an ultimate ownership report which ranks parent companies by their total number of active patents. Sa…

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Ourchem Selects IFI to Improve Patent Data Quality for their Big Data Platforms

NEW HAVEN, Conn., April 19, 2019 — IFI CLAIMS Patent Services, provider of a leading global patent data platform, today announces that Guangzhou Ourchem Information Consulting Co. has selected IFI’s CLAIMS Direct to power their intellectual property big data center.
 
“IFI offers high-quality patent data processing and services capabilities. The global information loaded into the Ourchem Big…

IFI CLAIMS Announces Fastest Growing Technologies Based on Patent Growth

Genomics Testing Leads List Including Medical Imaging, Machine Learning, Healthcare Sensing, Warehouse Storage & Memory Sharing


NEW HAVEN, Conn., Feb. 27, 2019 — IFI CLAIMS Patent Services, provider of a leading global patent data platform, today released an analysis of the 10 fastest growing technologies as determined by patent application growth in 2018. IFI found that Genomics Testing…