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Fall 2017 Newsletter

Patent data analysis uncovers drone technology leader  In 2014, we wrote a blog post about the drone patent landscape which provided insights on which…

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…

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. …

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…

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?

Spring 2017 Newsletter

See us at PIUG Next Week We're getting ready to head off the Atlanta for the PIUG 2017 Annual Conference. We're looking forward to seeing all of our clients,…

Winter 2017 Newsletter

A Message From Our CEO 2017 promises to be another exciting year at IFI CLAIMS Patent Services. We kicked off the year with an investment from Digital Science that…

IFI CLAIMS Announces 2016 U.S. Patent Ranking

New record for most U.S. patents in single year. IBM tops list again breaking its all-time high. 50 percent of all Top 50 grants attributed to Asia.

2016 U.S. Patent Trends & Insights

IBM and Samsung Up; Google and Apple Steady IBM saw a nearly 10% increase in US utility grants in 2016. IBM saw significant percentage increases in CPC patent…

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…

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…

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…

Korean Patent Office Leads in 2015 Patent Pendency, EPO and DE Lag

Patent pendency is the time between a patent's filing data and its grant or issue date. IFI CLAIMS has examined patent pendency across the world’s major patent…

IFI CLAIMS Announces 2015 U.S. Patent Rankings

IFI CLAIMS Announces 2015 U.S. Patent Ranking. IBM, Samsung and Canon Keep Top Slots While Rest of Top 50 Get Shuffled; U.S. Patent Counts Down for First Time Since 2007.