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IFI Spring Newsletter 2024

IFI's Annual Rankings are Live! IFI's annual patent rankings are now available! Find out which companies topped the US Top 50, the Global 250, and the S&P…

IFI CLAIMS Technology Spotlight: AI and the Real Estate Sector

Our monthly look at leading companies in top technologies—and one hot patent.

IBM leads Google and Microsoft as race to next generation AI heats up

Major players are vying for top position as Generative AI drives technology patent grants up by 16% in the last five years and applications by 31%, according to a new…

IFI Insights: Opening the Patent Picture on Generative AI

2023 was a year-long bash for artificial intelligence. The guest of honor at the party? Generative AI, in the form of ChatGPT.

Samsung Leads Again in U.S. Patents while Qualcomm Leaps into Second Place

New 2023 patent data rankings highlight escalating areas of R&D activity: autonomous vehicles, electrical (along with conventional) smoking devices, and laundry…

The IFI Deal: GE HealthCare Acquisitions from the Patent Point of View

Breaking up a conglomerate is hard to do, but GE successfully spun off GE Healthcare early this year as a separate, publicly traded corporation. The offspring company…

IFI CLAIMS Technology Spotlight: Quantum Computing

The top trends and companies making advancements in quantum computing

The IFI Interview: Patents on the Blockchain

The breathtaking rise of Bitcoin six years ago inspired a patent analytics startup to go all in on the blockchain.

The IFI Interview: Making Patents Usable with Dennemeyer Octimine

Octimine enables anyone in an organization to find, store, and label patents without the help of expensive specialists.

The IFI Interview: Viewing the Patent as a Whole

L‘ontologie shows how patents can illuminate a complex network of evolutionary technology that interacts and creates value.

The IFI Interview: Building Context Around Patents

Amplified CEO Sam Davis talks about how patents can be enriched with AI to create context—and a custom corporate asset that gets better over time.

The IFI Interview: The Role of Patents in ESG Investing with Lucas von Reuss

One of our partners, Quant IP, has developed an unbiased, quantitative system that helps investment managers tackle the environmental portion of ESG scoring.

'Green' energy patents more focused on 'clean' conventional energy instead of renewables

New data shows industry has stronger focus on mitigating greenhouse gas emissions of current fuel sources, less commitment to renewables and ‘Net Zero’.

IFI Insights: How Renewable Are U.S. Energy Patents?

IFI CLAIMS drilled down into two main patent codes around conventional and renewable energy. We then examined the technologies to see how green the patents really are.

Samsung Leads in U.S. Patents as Overall Grants Hit Four-Year Low

Self-Driving Vehicles, Fossil Fuel Drilling and AI Among Hottest Areas for R&D Activity; Applications Hit an All-Time High,According to Annual Analysis by IFI CLAIMS…

Fall Newsletter 2022

Will Samsung Have More Patented Technologies in 2022 than Big Blue? For nearly three decades, IBM has dominated IFI’s Top 50 U.S. patent ranking. Now…

The IFI Interview: Lucas von Reuss, CEO and Co-Founder of Quant IP

Quant IP is showing the finance industry how crucial patent information is to the allocation of capital.

A place for every patent, and every patent in its proper place

A place for every patent, and every patent in its proper place. That’s the aim of BlueFoot, a company providing patent intelligence to corporate IP departments and the U.S.

Summer Newsletter 2022

IP PROFILES ARE LIVE! IFI's newest interactive and accessible online tool is now available! Create your own search today to gain insights into key…

Which companies could become Maestros of the Metaverse?

A new study by world leaders in patent data has revealed the companies that are poised to become the “Maestros of the Metaverse”, conducting the most innovations…

IFI Insights: Inventing the Metaverse

Last year, the notion of a metaverse appeared to burst onto the scene out of nowhere. But a recent analysis of patent applications and grants shows that over the past…

Professional Intuition + AI = Better, Faster Patent Searches

Patents have long had a searchability problem. Between classification systems, prior art, and the tens of millions of patents on file, starting a comprehensive patent…

Spring Newsletter 2022

NEW: IP PROFILES Search, share and compare IFI Ultimate Owners with IP Profiles. IFI's newest interactive and accessible online tool launches in just a few short…

The companies leading the race for new electric vehicle technology

Small, unknown "startup stars" represent the future of motoring tech The "pain at the pump" experienced by motorists worldwide against the backdrop of Russia's…

IFI Insights: Do patent applications of electric vehicle startups predict the road ahead

IFI CLAIMS looked at acquisitions by such companies as Amazon, Apple, Cummins and Volvo. We then evaluated the technologies of the startups acquired to see where…

Overpromised and Saturated?! -  Positioning AI in IP

In this day and age, is it possible to go to an Intellectual Property (IP) conference or trade show and not be bombarded with the buzzword "artificial intelligence…

Winter Newsletter 2022

THE 2021 RANKINGS ARE NOW LIVE Insights into the newest innovations and the top companies for 2021 have been revealed! IFI's Rankings feature key trends in US…

Despite Pandemic, Patent Activity Remains Strong

IBM Again Tops Annual U.S. Patent List; Samsung Leads in Total Global Patent Assets NEW HAVEN, Conn., Jan. 12, 2021 — U.S. patent grants ticked downward only…

IFI CLAIMS Announces 2021 Top Global Patent Holders

China’s 2021 U.S. Patent Grants Surged, Even as Total Patent Awards Trended Downward, According to Analysis by IFI CLAIMS 2021 Rankings Shed Light on Corporate…

Fall 2021 Newsletter

CN SNAPSHOTS Chinese Snapshots are here! IFI Snapshots for CN documents are now fully covered in CLAIMS Direct and available to Premium+ subscribers.