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IFI CLAIMS Patent Services Newsletter: Volume 3, August 2012

IFI CLAIMS Newsletter: Volume 3, August 2012 Message from the CEO – CLAIMS Direct Reindex – CLAIMS Classic update – PITR updates – BLOG Highlights…

Repsol, YPF and the pursuit of unconventional oil

By Enric Escorsa, Iale Tecnología In April this year, Argentina’s president, Cristina Fernández, announced her decision to seize control over Yacimientos…

Classifying Newly Released Cloud Computing Patents Using KMX

Last week, I showed how KMX can classify a large numbers of patents.  I looked at 3,961 patents published before June 23, 2012 using the search term “cloud…

Using KMX to Classify the "Cloud Computing" Patent Landscape

What is “cloud computing”? What is “cloud computing”?  Is it a technology, a business model, industry hype?  In the popular press, one can easily find many…

Research in Motion - Shares are Declining but Patent Count is Growing

By Jennifer Butler, IFI CLAIMS Patent Services with research assistance by Larry Cady Shares of Canadian based Research in Motion plunged on Friday June 29 after…

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…

Ranking the Top US Patent Law Firms

The yin yang between patent quantity and quality has long been an issue among innovative businesses. It has yet to be resolved. It is not a simple matter of those…

IFI CLAIMS Newsletter: Volume 2, May 2012

IFI CLAIMS Newsletter Number 2 – May 2012 Message from CEO after returning from PIUG – Data Update on CLAIMS Global – Featured Partner – Webinars and Blogs

Facebook & Yahoo - Using KMX to Compare Patent Portfolios

Facebook is planning an IPO next month.  It will be one of the largest IPO’s in history.  In their February 1, 2012 S-1 filing, Facebook noted that their…

IFI CLAIMS Newsletter: Volume 1, April 2012

IFI CLAIMS Webinars  |  Message from the CEO  |  IFI CLAIMS Blogs  |  IFI CLAIMS at PIUG Thanks to everyone who joined our "KMX for Portfolio Analysis"…

Top University US Patent Portfolios

One of the most common uses of IFI CLAIMS Patent Intelligence and Technology (PITR) is to provide quick reports outlining patent portfolios. These snapshots provide a…

The Number of Claims and the Grant Lag

Why does it take so long to get a patent?  The time lag between when a patent application is filed and when the patent is granted currently averages 33.7 months or…

California leads the nation in innovation, or does it?

On January 10, 2012 IFI CLAIMS Patent Services released its ranking of top global companies based on US utility patents in 2011. Our IFI analysts work closely…

PITR for Patent Trends - KMX for Deep Insight

On January 10, IFI released its annual Top 50 Patent rankings for 2011.  This report is a summary of information available through IFI’s Patent Information &…