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Analyzing Graphene Patents

By: Elicet Cruz PhD., Iale Tecnologia S.L. What is Graphene? Graphene is a material which through its extraordinary properties has attracted the attention of both scie…

Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) in IFI CLAIMS Direct

The Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) is a new patent classification system developed jointly by the United States Patent and Trade Mark Office (USPTO) and the…

Fractus vs Samsung: Patents on fractal antennas for wireless devices

Fractus is a Spanish fractal antenna manufacturer, spin off from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC),  that licenses its technology to leading manufacturers…

FUJI FILM: from Films to Cosmetics - Tracking a successful case of diversification with IFI CLAIMS and KMX

Solar Energy Patents in China - Using IFI CLAIMS Direct to Search Chinese Patent Translations

IFI CLAIMS provides a large collection of Chinese patent data through its CLAIMS Direct web service.   We have 5,988,582 Chinese patent translations with English langu…

Video: PITR - The Easy To Use Patent Dashboard

This four minute video demonstrates the ease of use and depth of data available in PITR - The Patent Intelligence and Technology Report system:…

Repsol, YPF and the pursuit of unconventional oil

By Enric Escorsa, Iale Tecnología In April this year, Argentina’s president, Cristina Fernández, announced her decision to seize control over Yacimientos Petroliferos…

Classifying Newly Released Cloud Computing Patents Using KMX

Last week, I showed how KMX can classify a large numbers of patents.  I looked at 3,961 patents published before June 23, 2012 using the search term “cloud computing”.

Using KMX to Classify the "Cloud Computing" Patent Landscape

What is “cloud computing”? What is “cloud computing”?  Is it a technology, a business model, industry hype?  In the popular press, one can easily find many different d…

Research in Motion - Shares are Declining but Patent Count is Growing

By Jennifer Butler, IFI CLAIMS Patent Services with research assistance by Larry Cady Shares of Canadian based Research in Motion plunged on Friday June 29 after…

Ranking the Top US Patent Law Firms

The yin yang between patent quantity and quality has long been an issue among innovative businesses. It has yet to be resolved. It is not a simple matter of those with…

Top University US Patent Portfolios

One of the most common uses of IFI CLAIMS Patent Intelligence and Technology (PITR) is to provide quick reports outlining patent portfolios. These snapshots provide a…

The Number of Claims and the Grant Lag

Why does it take so long to get a patent?  The time lag between when a patent application is filed and when the patent is granted currently averages 33.7 months or 2.8…

California leads the nation in innovation, or does it?

On January 10, 2012 IFI CLAIMS Patent Services released its ranking of top global companies based on US utility patents in 2011. Our IFI analysts work closely with…