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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 this ne…

What to Watch in Patents: IFI Staff Offers Insight for World IP Day

Our staff at IFI CLAIMS® consists of both employees new to the world of patents and those with decades of experience. For this year’s World IP Day, we thought it would…

US Patent Grants to China are Growing Rapidly

As part of our annual Top 50 list of patent assignees, we also take a look at industry trends. Our research uncovered that in 2017, China was awarded 28% more US paten…

IFI to Present a New Way to Access Patent Data at PIUG Biotech 2018

Our senior analyst Larry Cady will show attendees of the Patent Information Users Group (PIUG) Biotechnology conference how to combine data sources using Google’s BigQ…

Using Patent Data for Drug Development

Bringing new drugs to market is a complex and expensive process. According to the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development, the average cost of a new drug is $2.

IFI Data on Google BigQuery Untangles the PTAB

IFI Data Enrichments on Google BigQuery provide analysts with additional insight into PTAB cases, and patent legal status in general.  

Public Patent Data Now Available on Google BigQuery

At IFI CLAIMS, we are very excited about the release of the Google Patents Public Datasets on Google’s BigQuery.  We are proud to be the source of the core, public d…

IFI Legal Status Indicator for EPO Designated States

We recently published a blog post that covered how IFI data enhancements make it easier to know when a patent will expire. That article focused on US patents, and in t…

IFI Data Enhancements Simplify Complex Patent Expiration Rules

The 20 Year Term Rule As a general rule of thumb, the effective life of a patent extends to 20 years from the application date.  This rule has changed over time.  For…

New Country Coverage & Translations

At IFI CLAIMS®, we're always seeking to expand our data coverage. We recently released national patent office data for: Austria Brazil Switzerland Taiwan We ha…

Select the Right Patent Data Source for Your Big Data Project

Larry Cady, IFI CLAIMS Patent Services Have you wondered how emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and deep learning can be applied to patent data?  S…

IFI Has Not Forgotten About Design Patents: The US Design Top 50

by Larry Cady, IFI CLAIMS Patent Services In the US, designs can be patented.  According to the US Patent & Trademark Office:   A design consists of the visual orname…

IFI Patent Status Indicator Now Available for EP Documents: An Example

How do you tell if a patent is in force in a European country?  IFI CLAIMS can now provide an easy answer.  The IFI Patent Status indicator is a value added patent da…

The Rapid Growth in Chinese Semiconductor Patents

The number of Chinese semiconductor patents grew rapidly in 2015 compared to 2014.  IFI CLAIMS has found that the number of Chinese semiconductor patent grants jumped…