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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.

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.

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…

Strategic Insights. Instantly.

Often times senior executives don’t fully understand the wealth of insights that can be extracted by studying the patent portfolio of a competitor. This is…

AI in IP: What's Next, Part One

IFI attended and sponsored the 2018 IP Service World (IPSW) in Munich where a lot of interesting products and ideas involving artificial intelligence (AI) were discussed.

The Evolving Landscape of Chinese Patents

Janice Stevenson, EVP of Client Relations at IFI CLAIMS Patent Services, will present information at the 2019 IP Service World in Munich on where Chinese inventors…

Focus on Value Creation Instead of Data Management

Lucas von Reuss from Quant IP explains how IFI CLAIMS not only saved time but enabled his employees to be more efficient and sped up product development. We…

The Global Patent Landscape for Climate Change Related Patents

The UN Climate Action Summit recently concluded and received heavy press coverage. There is a significant amount of research being done worldwide that is directly and…

Using a Single Source of Patent Data Lets Developers Focus on High-Priority Tasks

Background Dennemeyer Octimine is an innovative company in the field of IP management and recognized as one of the leading AI platforms. The product Octimine takes…

New Full-Text Patent Records and Google Translations Now Available in CLAIMS Direct

New Records In keeping with our 2019 content roadmap, many new full text records are now available, along with translations to English using Google Translate. Since…

The Chief Data Officer Role Encompasses Big Challenges and Opportunities—MIT Symposium

At a sold-out event at MIT in the middle of summer, corporate, academic, and consulting leaders came together to discuss the future of information management. The…

Keep Track of Semiconductor Patent Leaders with IFI’s Interactive Ranking Tool

We posted a blog in January highlighting some of the things you can do with our Top 1000 Interactive Ranking Tool. In addition to discovering trends and finding…

Using Patents as an Alternative Data Source for Investing

Linking patent data to financial and other data sources provides analysts with unique metrics for decision making. On a tactical level, it’s possible to figure out…