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 IFI CLAIMS Announces 2017 Top US Patent Recipients

  • IBM marks 25th anniversary as list leader
  • U.S. grants hit record high and double from a decade ago
  • Trending Technologies: e-cigarettes, 3D printing, machine learning & autonomous vehicles
 
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Jan. 9, 2018 — IFI CLAIMS® Patent Services, a leading global patent database provider and development platform, today released its annual analysis of the U.S. patent landscape for…

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
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Jan. 9, 2017 — IFI CLAIMS® Patent Services, a leading producer of global patent databases and innovative web services, today announced the 2016 IFI CLAIMS U.S. Top 50, an annual ranking of top patent recipients that is trusted…

IFI CLAIMS Announces 2015 U.S. Patent Rankings

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Contact:            Tom Kivett
                        Kivett & Company Communications
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IFI CLAIMS Announces 2015 U.S. Patent Rankings
 

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

 
MADISON, Conn.,…

IFI CLAIMS veröffentlicht die Top 50 der Deutschen Patentanmelder 2015

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Contact:           Marc Solfrian                                          Tom Kivett
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2014 U.S. Patent Trends & Insights

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Contact:            Tom Kivett
                        Kivett & Company Communications
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2014 U.S. Patent Trends & Insights
 
MADISON, Conn., Jan. 12, 2015 — IFI CLAIMS® Patent Services, the leading producer of global patent databases, analytic solutions and innovative web services, has…

IFI CLAIMS Announces 2014 Top U.S. Patent Recipients

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Contact:            Tom Kivett
                        Kivett & Company Communications
                        (212) 727-2935
                        tkivett@kivettandco.com
 

U.S. Companies See Major Gains Including Record Best for #1 IBM; #8 Google’s Induction into Top 10 in Close Pursuit of #7 Qualcomm and Only 263 Patents Shy of #5 Microsoft

 
MADISON, Conn., Jan.

2013 U.S. Patent Trends & Insights

MADISON, Conn., Jan. 14, 2014 — IFI CLAIMS® Patent Services, the leading producer of global patent databases, analytic solutions and innovative web services, has compiled the following facts from its analysis of calendar year 2013 U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) data.
 

  • The USPTO issued a record 277,835 utility patents in 2013, an increase of approximately 10 percent over 2012 and the most issued in a single year 

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

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                        Kivett & Company Communications
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IBM on Top Again; Qualcomm Breaks into Top 10 and Google Bests Apple as Both Jump into Top 20 for First Time

 
MADISON, Conn., Jan. 14, 2014 — IFI CLAIMS® Patent Services, the leading producer…

IFI CLAIMS Announces Top U.S. Patent Assignees of 2012

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Contact:            Tom Kivett
                        Kivett & Company Communications
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IFI Announces Top U.S. Patent Assignees of 2012

IBM Captures Top Slot 20 Years in a Row; Google’s First Appearance in the Top 50 Edges Out Apple by One Position 

 
MADISON, Conn., Jan.

2012 U.S. Patent Trends & Insights

MADISON, Conn., Jan. 10, 2013 — IFI CLAIMS®Patent Services, the leading producer of global patent databases, analytic solutions and innovative web services, has compiled the following facts from its analysis of calendar year 2012 U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) data.

Top-Line Trends

  • The USPTO issued 253,155 utility patents in 2012, the highest annual number on record and an increase of approximately 13 percent over 2011. 

IFI CLAIMS Patent Services Licenses Global Patent Data to Gridlogics

IFI CLAIMS licenses the CLAIMS® Global patent database to Gridlogics, an India-based intellectual properties solutions provider with customers all over the world.  Under the agreement, IFI CLAIMS global data will be accessible from the Gridlogics PatSeer™ patent search and analysis platform, giving its customers access to high quality, integrated patent data.

IFI Announces Top Patent Law Firms By 2011 U.S. Patent Grants

IFI CLAIMS®Patent Services, the leading producer of global patent databases, analytic solutions and innovative web services, today announced the top-50 patent law firms ranked by most U.S. patents granted to clients in 2011.  Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt led the list with 5,613 followed by Sughrue Mion with 3,389, and Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch came in third with 3,020.

IFI Announces Top Global Companies Ranked By 2011 U.S. Patents


MADISON, Conn., Jan. 11, 2012 — IFI CLAIMS®Patent Services, the leading producer of global patent databases, analytic solutions and innovative web services, today announced its top-50 ranking of global companies awarded the most U.S. utility patents in 2011.  IFI uses proprietary algorithms and 50 years' experience analyzing U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) data to compile the de facto annual ranking.  Utility patents are the most common patent type and a primary means of protecting intellectual property and technological innovation.