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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 {UA…

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 this ye…

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 and…

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, Sony ran…

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 techn…

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 service…

Patents on Aging

By: Enric Escorsa O’Callaghan, IALE Tecnologia, S.L.   The world’s population is rapidly aging - according to the World Health Organization (WHO), in almost every coun…

Innovation in Medical Devices: Looking at the IP Landscape for Surgical Devices

By Katia Cueto and Enric Escorsa, Iale Technologia, SL The medical devices industry has experienced a significant upswing in recent years, and is considered (by som…

Tony Trippe of Patinformatics Describes Patent Classification

Tony Trippe of Patinformatics LLC is writing an excellent series of technical blog posts discussing patent clustering, visualization and especially classification.  …

INNOVATION IN MEDICAL DEVICES: Looking at the IP Landscape for Surgical Devices

The market for medical devices is growing and open to new innovative companies.  We use CLAIMS Direct and KMX to look closely at surgical devices and see that patent a…

Analyzing Graphene Patents

By: Elicet Cruz PhD., Iale Tecnologia S.L. What is Graphene? Graphene is a material which through its extraordinary properties has attracted the attention of both scie…

Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) in IFI CLAIMS Direct

The Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) is a new patent classification system developed jointly by the United States Patent and Trade Mark Office (USPTO) and the…

Fractus vs Samsung: Patents on fractal antennas for wireless devices

Fractus is a Spanish fractal antenna manufacturer, spin off from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC),  that licenses its technology to leading manufacturers…

FUJI FILM: from Films to Cosmetics - Tracking a successful case of diversification with IFI CLAIMS and KMX