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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…

IFI CLAIMS Spring 2019 Newsletter

 The Fastest Growing Technologies Analyzing patent information is a good way to determine which technologies are experiencing rapid growth. We compared US…

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

IFI CLAIMS Patent Services, provider of a leading global patent data platform, today announces that Guangzhou Ourchem Information Consulting Co. has selected IFI's…

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…

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.

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…

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…

IFI CLAIMS Announces 2018’s Top U.S. Patent Recipients

U.S. grants decline by 3.5 percent after nearly a decade of increases. IBM leads annual ranking as it has for 26 straight years. Samsung tops IFI's new "ultimate…

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…

IFI Fall 2018 Newsletter

Digital Twin technology: a patent landscape analysis by IALE Tecnología By Enric Escorsa, IALE Tecnología Gartner expects half of all major…

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,…

Summer 2018 Newsletter

Quantum computing and beyond: Can patent landscaping predict the future? Quantum computing is going to change the world, and it’s no longer the stuff of science fiction.

New Data and Improved English Translations

Product release notes Early April 2018: Translations for EP and WO Records As we announced in March, we have added English translations to EP and WO records that…

Quantum Computing and Beyond: Can Patent Landscaping Predict the Future?

Quantum computing is going to change the world, and it’s no longer the stuff of science fiction. A series of patent landscape reports from Patinformatics, the firm…

Patent Number 10 Million Sheds Light on Industry Trends

If you’re interested in knowing what the future direction of technology is, monitoring patent trends can tell you a lot. While not every patented invention makes…

Spring 2018 Newsletter

US patents to China are growing rapidly Our research has found that in 2017, China was awarded 28% more US patents than in 2016. Their total of 11,240 granted…

What Can We Learn From Ten Million US Patents?

The ten millionth US Patent will be granted on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. (Update: the patent was granted to Raythoen for a laser detection and ranging system.) Is this…

Patent Education Resources

As many new uses for patent data come to light, we’re getting requests for basic education on patent content. We’re happy to provide guidance to customers with…