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IP Offices Enact Measures to Stay Operational During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Many organizations and governments around the world have taken steps to ensure business continuity and address hardships felt by their customers and patrons.

IFI Adds New Data to Chinese Patent Records

Now more than ever, it’s essential to have the most accurate, timely, and comprehensive Chinese data for research and analysis. IFI’s switch to a new supplier…

Fighting COVID-19 With Shared Resources

The COVID-19 pandemic has sickened or taken the lives of far too many people around the world. From staying home on the individual level to cooperation between…

Gain a Competitive Advantage with Recent Translation Upgrades in CLAIMS Direct

Get English translations of patent documents before anyone else and with nearly 100% completeness Be the first to know when new non-English patent records are…

AI in IP: What's Next, Part Two

At IP Service World (IPSW) in Munich held in late November 2019, IFI hosted three brief interactive roundtable sessions and learned more about both the European…

Strategic Insights. Instantly.

Often times senior executives don’t fully understand the wealth of insights that can be extracted by studying the patent portfolio of a competitor. This is…

AI in IP: What's Next, Part One

IFI attended and sponsored the 2018 IP Service World (IPSW) in Munich where a lot of interesting products and ideas involving artificial intelligence (AI) were discussed.

The Evolving Landscape of Chinese Patents

Janice Stevenson, EVP of Client Relations at IFI CLAIMS Patent Services, will present information at the 2019 IP Service World in Munich on where Chinese inventors…

Focus on Value Creation Instead of Data Management

Lucas von Reuss from Quant IP explains how IFI CLAIMS not only saved time but enabled his employees to be more efficient and sped up product development. We…

The Global Patent Landscape for Climate Change Related Patents

The UN Climate Action Summit recently concluded and received heavy press coverage. There is a significant amount of research being done worldwide that is directly and…

Using a Single Source of Patent Data Lets Developers Focus on High-Priority Tasks

Background Dennemeyer Octimine is an innovative company in the field of IP management and recognized as one of the leading AI platforms. The product Octimine takes…

New Full-Text Patent Records and Google Translations Now Available in CLAIMS Direct

New Records In keeping with our 2019 content roadmap, many new full text records are now available, along with translations to English using Google Translate. Since…

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…

Keep Track of Semiconductor Patent Leaders with IFI’s Interactive Ranking Tool

We posted a blog in January highlighting some of the things you can do with our Top 1000 Interactive Ranking Tool. In addition to discovering trends and finding…

Using Patents as an Alternative Data Source for Investing

Linking patent data to financial and other data sources provides analysts with unique metrics for decision making. On a tactical level, it’s possible to figure out…

Patent Landscape Analysis Using AI: Computer Systems Based on Biological Models

This is a guest blog by Nadav Kenneth (CEO) and Dr. Ronen Golan (CTO) of Inventive-IP, which is based in Israel. Inventive-IP provides patent-related services…

New Chinese Patent Data Source: Faster and More Accurate Records

When it comes to international patent filings, China has been turning up the heat. According to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) more than half of…

Bringing Google Translate to CLAIMS Direct

In today’s world, many people are accustomed to using apps that can translate signs in other languages by simply aiming their camera. While this is a great tool for…

IFI Patent Data Available through the WPI Test Collection

A subset of IFI patent data is now available for research purposes in conjunction with the World Patent Information (WPI) journal. The collection supports the mission…

Patent Activity in the Monterey Bay Area

Capitola resident Larry Cady is not a patent attorney but does have over 20 years experience working with an analyzing patent data and trends.    Silicon…

IFI CLAIMS 2019 Content Roadmap

IFI's Content Roadmap for 2019 reinforces the company’s ongoing commitment to the quality, reliability, and completeness of the CLAIMS Direct patent…

Using IFI’s New Interactive Ranking Tool, Part One

If you’re looking for an easy way to do simple patent research, our new Top 1000 Interactive tool is the perfect place to start. Based on the top 1000 companies who…

IP Service World — AI is Here and Making a Difference Now

At this conference held in Munich during the last week of November 2018, keynote speeches from senior IP leaders at Google, IBM, and Siemens, and many vendor…

Blockchain Patents Unchained: Patent Landscape from IALE Tecnología

This analysis of blockchain patent applications and grants from IALE Tecnología, based on IFI data, offers an in-depth examination of this new technology.   …

IFI to Demonstrate a New Data Discovery Technique at IP Service World

It can be a challenge to stay on top of the patent assets of large companies with many subsidiaries. It’s easy to overlook the true impact of a particular…

Can Patent Search Skills Be Validated? Certification Could Help

November 13, 2018: this article has been amended with new information from PIUG, and updated dates for the QPIP exam.  It’s easier to search for patent documents…

Mind the Gap: Connecting Your Application to a Patent Data Source

For developers using patent data to create an application, or for analysts using patent data to generate insights, it is important to Mind the Gap. The gap I am…

Digital Twin Patent Analysis from IALE Tecnología

Our partner IALE Tecnología used IFI data to put together this interesting look at digital twin technology. For those not familiar with the term, it refers to a…

High Quality Patent Data Is More Important Than Ever for IP Analysis

According to IBM, poor data quality costs the US economy $3.1 trillion a year. This figure includes lost opportunity costs and bad decisions based on faulty data.

Investment Management Firms Are Embracing Alternative Data–Patents Can Play a Role

Alternative data is defined in the context of investing as nontraditional data sets that support investment decisions. With the growth and availability of big data,…