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Blog Posts

AI Can’t be Named as an Inventor—Yet

Artificial intelligence is offering many benefits to the intellectual property (IP) industry, but it can’t legally take credit for inventing anything new. A patent application listing an artificial intelligence (AI) entity as the inventor was denied by three major patent offices. Submitted by Dr. Stephen Thaler with the inventor listed as DABUS, the USPTO, the EPO, and the UKIPO, all agreed that current law can’t allow for anything other than “natural persons”.

Patents and the Open COVID Pledge

Earlier this year, we announced the creation of the Open COVID Pledge. The aim of the group is to remove intellectual property (IP) barriers which could interfere with the development of new diagnostic tests and treatments for the coronavirus. Companies who take the pledge agree to make their IP assets available for free until one year after the World Health Organization declares the pandemic has…


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…

Press Releases

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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