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What if we could design a radically small taxonomy which covers every patent in the world?

Cipher’s CTO talks with IFI CLAIMS about the inspiration behind their innovative new taxonomy technology.

Summer Newsletter 2022

IP PROFILES ARE LIVE! IFI's newest interactive and accessible online tool is now available! Create your own search today to gain insights into key…

Which companies could become Maestros of the Metaverse?

A new study by world leaders in patent data has revealed the companies that are poised to become the “Maestros of the Metaverse”, conducting the most innovations…

IFI Insights: Inventing the Metaverse

Last year, the notion of a metaverse appeared to burst onto the scene out of nowhere. But a recent analysis of patent applications and grants shows that over the past…

Professional Intuition + AI = Better, Faster Patent Searches

Patents have long had a searchability problem. Between classification systems, prior art, and the tens of millions of patents on file, starting a comprehensive patent…

Spring Newsletter 2022

NEW: IP PROFILES Search, share and compare IFI Ultimate Owners with IP Profiles. IFI's newest interactive and accessible online tool launches in just a few short…

The companies leading the race for new electric vehicle technology

Small, unknown "startup stars" represent the future of motoring tech The "pain at the pump" experienced by motorists worldwide against the backdrop of Russia's…

IFI Insights: Do patent applications of electric vehicle startups predict the road ahead i

IFI Insights: Do patent applications of electric vehicle startups predict the road ahead in EV industry mergers and acquisitions?

Overpromised and Saturated?! -  Positioning AI in IP

In this day and age, is it possible to go to an Intellectual Property (IP) conference or trade show and not be bombarded with the buzzword "artificial intelligence…

Winter Newsletter 2022

THE 2021 RANKINGS ARE NOW LIVE Insights into the newest innovations and the top companies for 2021 have been revealed! IFI's Rankings feature key trends in US…

Despite Pandemic, Patent Activity Remains Strong

IBM Again Tops Annual U.S. Patent List; Samsung Leads in Total Global Patent Assets NEW HAVEN, Conn., Jan. 12, 2021 — U.S. patent grants ticked downward only…

IFI CLAIMS Announces 2021 Top Global Patent Holders

China’s 2021 U.S. Patent Grants Surged, Even as Total Patent Awards Trended Downward, According to Analysis by IFI CLAIMS 2021 Rankings Shed Light on Corporate…

Fall 2021 Newsletter

CN SNAPSHOTS Chinese Snapshots are here! IFI Snapshots for CN documents are now fully covered in CLAIMS Direct and available to Premium+ subscribers.

Numerous chemical name searches turned into one, all in the same software solution

Streamline chemical research with PADRYT’s newest addition to their platform Finding relevant patent documents is always a challenge, especially when it…

From Patents to Alpha

How to use patent data for stock selection and build an outperforming investment strategy Patents rarely make it into the news but as we all know the coronavirus…

Leading patent data platform IFI CLAIMS joins Digital Science

London, 2 July 2021.  Digital Science, a technology company serving stakeholders across the research ecosystem, is pleased to announce that it has fully acquired IFI…

Advanced Patent Monitoring using Artificial Intelligence and a Single-Source Database

Dennemeyer Octimine uses IFI patent data to power their AI-based patent monitoring system.

Summer 2020 Newsletter

Most businesses now hold the belief that data is a huge asset or even “the new oil”. Yet many still have difficulties with managing quality. In a recent report…

Speed and Accuracy Deliver a Competitive Advantage in IP

Being the first to acquire new patent information leads to strategic benefits.

Patent Grant Prediction with 99 Percent Success Rate

Our partner Quant IP used IFI patent data to create a useful machine learning tool.

AI Can’t be Named as an Inventor—Yet

Patent organizations rule that inventors must be a natural person, but things could change.

Patents and the Open COVID Pledge

Earlier this year, we announced the creation of the Open COVID Pledge. The aim of the group is to remove intellectual property (IP) barriers which could interfere…

Effective Data Governance Opens the Door to Insight

Data quality is still a challenge for many organizations, but it's also a necessity for adopting artificial intelligence.

Working on a Patent That Will Help with the Coronavirus Crisis?

For small biz, there’s a new fast lane The speed of the coronavirus outbreak has prompted a surge of rapid response research and development in the quest to…

IP Offices Enact Measures to Stay Operational During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Many organizations and governments around the world have taken steps to ensure business continuity and address hardships felt by their customers and patrons.

IFI Adds New Data to Chinese Patent Records

Now more than ever, it’s essential to have the most accurate, timely, and comprehensive Chinese data for research and analysis. IFI’s switch to a new supplier…

Fighting COVID-19 With Shared Resources

The COVID-19 pandemic has sickened or taken the lives of far too many people around the world. From staying home on the individual level to cooperation between…

Gain a Competitive Advantage with Recent Translation Upgrades in CLAIMS Direct

Get English translations of patent documents before anyone else and with nearly 100% completeness Be the first to know when new non-English patent records are…

March 2020 Newsletter

US Patent Grants Increased by 15 Percent in 2019 from 2018 Our annual patent rankings and trends reports found that a record number of patents were granted…

IFI CLAIMS Announces 2019 Top Global Patent Holders

Annual U.S. patent grants at all-time high. Samsung tops IFI’s total global ranking with most patents currently held. IBM leads again with most U.S. patents in calendar…