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The IFI Deal: Walmart Goes Shopping For Vizio

Walmart sought to purchase smart television maker Vizio for $2.3 billion earlier this year. What they may not have noticed was the bonus buy: a starter pack of data…

IFI CLAIMS Technology Spotlight: AI and the Real Estate Sector

Our monthly look at leading companies in top technologies—and one hot patent.

IFI Insights: Opening the Patent Picture on Generative AI

2023 was a year-long bash for artificial intelligence. The guest of honor at the party? Generative AI, in the form of ChatGPT.

The IFI Deal: GE HealthCare Acquisitions from the Patent Point of View

Breaking up a conglomerate is hard to do, but GE successfully spun off GE Healthcare early this year as a separate, publicly traded corporation. The offspring company…

IFI CLAIMS Technology Spotlight: Quantum Computing

The top trends and companies making advancements in quantum computing

The IFI Interview: Making Patents Usable with Dennemeyer Octimine

Octimine enables anyone in an organization to find, store, and label patents without the help of expensive specialists.

The IFI Interview: Viewing the Patent as a Whole

L‘ontologie shows how patents can illuminate a complex network of evolutionary technology that interacts and creates value.

The IFI Interview: Building Context Around Patents

Amplified CEO Sam Davis talks about how patents can be enriched with AI to create context—and a custom corporate asset that gets better over time.

The IFI Interview: The Role of Patents in ESG Investing with Lucas von Reuss

One of our partners, Quant IP, has developed an unbiased, quantitative system that helps investment managers tackle the environmental portion of ESG scoring.

IFI Insights: How Renewable Are U.S. Energy Patents?

IFI CLAIMS drilled down into two main patent codes around conventional and renewable energy. We then examined the technologies to see how green the patents really are.

The IFI Interview: Lucas von Reuss, CEO and Co-Founder of Quant IP

Quant IP is showing the finance industry how crucial patent information is to the allocation of capital.

A place for every patent, and every patent in its proper place

A place for every patent, and every patent in its proper place. That’s the aim of BlueFoot, a company providing patent intelligence to corporate IP departments and the U.S.

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…

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

IFI CLAIMS looked at acquisitions by such companies as Amazon, Apple, Cummins and Volvo. We then evaluated the technologies of the startups acquired to see where…

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…

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…

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.

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…

AI in IP: What's Next, Part Two

At IP Service World (IPSW) in Munich held in late November 2019, IFI hosted three brief interactive roundtable sessions and learned more about both the European…