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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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October 2019 Newsletter

 The Chief Data Officer Role Encompasses Big Challenges and Opportunities—MIT Symposium

At a sold-out event at MIT in the middle of summer, corporate, academic, and consulting leaders came together to discuss the future of information management. The Chief Data Officer and Information Quality Symposium drew attendees from as far away as South Korea and Austria seeking new strategies for managing…

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...

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IFI CLAIMS Announces 2019 Top Global Patent Holders

Annual U.S. patent grants at all-time high
Samsung tops IFI’s total global ranking with most patents currently held
IBM leads again with most U.S. patents in calendar year

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Jan. 14, 2020 — IFI CLAIMS Patent Services, provider of a leading global patent data platform, today announced that U.S. patent filings hit an all-time high in 2019 with 333,530 patents granted, an…

New Analysis by IFI CLAIMS Provides Insight into the Intangible Assets of the Top U.S. Publicly Traded Companies

Capital One Financing had the fastest growing patent portfolio in 2019;
Morgan Stanley’s portfolio showed the steepest decline

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Jan. 7, 2020 — IFI CLAIMS Patent Services, provider of the most accessible global patent data repository, today released its annual ranking of companies on the S&P 100 Index that currently hold the most active patent families.
 
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