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2015 U.S. Patent Trends & Insights

Concentration at the Top: The Top 50 patent assignees together received 79,052 utility grants, or 26% of the total.  IFI tracks assignees and found that 42,864…

IFI CLAIMS Announces 2015 Top 50 German Patent Recipients

GM, Siemens and Audi Lead List Dominated by Automotive Industry.

2015 IFI CLAIMS German Patent Trends

2015 IFI CLAIMS German Patent Trends Assignees:  In Germany, the Top 50 is dominated by automobile and auto parts manufacturers.  This compares to the…

The USPTO’s PTAB is very busy - and why it matters

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) was formed as part of the December 2014 America Invents Act (AIA). The PTAB makes decisions on patentability after the…

2014 U.S. Patent Trends & Insights

FACT SHEET    Contact:            Tom Kivett                         Kivett & Company Communications                        …

IFI CLAIMS Announces 2014 Top U.S. Patent Recipients

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Contact:            Tom Kivett                         Kivett & Company Communications            …

Hovering over the Drone Patent Landscape

By Serguei Carrascosa and Enric Escorsa from IALE Tecnologia As it occurs with many disruptive technologies, drones (technically known as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles…

The IP Landscape for Wearables with Augmented Reality

Elicet Cruz PhD., IALE Tecnologia, S.L. You probably know Google Glass; who doesn’t… It is Google’s flagship product expected to become massive in the market…

CLAIMS Direct 2.0 - Detailed Examples of Value Added Content

IFI CLAIMS has recently released CLAIMS Direct 2.0 - a major upgrade to its pioneering patent web service.  CLAIMS Direct 2.0 combines IFI's global patent database…

Sony Corporation Patents: 2010-2013

Sony has a long history of innovation, and their patenting activity reflects this.  Sony is consistently in the IFI CLAIMS Patent Rankings’ Top 50.  For 2013,…

2013 U.S. Patent Trends & Insights

IFI CLAIMS Patent Services, the leading producer of global patent databases, analytic solutions and innovative web services, has compiled the following facts from its…

IFI CLAIMS Announces Top U.S. Patent Assignees of 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    Contact:           Tom Kivett                         Kivett & Company Communications            …

3D Printing—The Patent Landscape

By Elicet Cruz PhD., S. L. from IALE Tecnologia 3D Printing is currently a much discussed topic.  This blog post examines the patent landscape of this important…

IFI's U.S. Patent Collection Available on STN in One Database

IFI CLAIMS®Patent Services, a leading producer of global patent databases, analytic solutions and innovative web services, and STN®, a leading online database…