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New Data and Improved English Translations

Product release notes Early April 2018: Translations for EP and WO Records As we announced in March, we have added English translations to EP and WO records that…

Quantum Computing and Beyond: Can Patent Landscaping Predict the Future?

Quantum computing is going to change the world, and it’s no longer the stuff of science fiction. A series of patent landscape reports from Patinformatics, the firm…

Patent Number 10 Million Sheds Light on Industry Trends

If you’re interested in knowing what the future direction of technology is, monitoring patent trends can tell you a lot. While not every patented invention makes…

Spring 2018 Newsletter

US patents to China are growing rapidly Our research has found that in 2017, China was awarded 28% more US patents than in 2016. Their total of 11,240 granted…

What Can We Learn From Ten Million US Patents?

The ten millionth US Patent will be granted on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. (Update: the patent was granted to Raythoen for a laser detection and ranging system.) Is this…

Patent Education Resources

As many new uses for patent data come to light, we’re getting requests for basic education on patent content. We’re happy to provide guidance to customers with…

What to Watch in Patents: IFI Staff Offers Insight for World IP Day

Our staff at IFI CLAIMS® consists of both employees new to the world of patents and those with decades of experience. For this year’s World IP Day, we thought it…

US Patent Grants to China are Growing Rapidly

As part of our annual Top 50 list of patent assignees, we also take a look at industry trends. Our research uncovered that in 2017, China was awarded 28% more US patents than in 2016.

Winter 2018 Newsletter

New records set for US patents in 2017 Last month we released our annual patent rankings and trends reports which revealed a 5.2% increase in granted patents in 2017…

IFI to Present a New Way to Access Patent Data at PIUG Biotech 2018

Our senior analyst Larry Cady will show attendees of the Patent Information Users Group (PIUG) Biotechnology conference how to combine data sources using Google’s…

Using Patent Data for Drug Development

Bringing new drugs to market is a complex and expensive process. According to the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development, the average cost of a new drug is…

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…

IFI Data on Google BigQuery Untangles the PTAB

IFI Data Enrichments on Google BigQuery provide analysts with additional insight into PTAB cases, and patent legal status in general.  

Public Patent Data Now Available on Google BigQuery

At IFI CLAIMS, we are very excited about the release of the Google Patents Public Datasets on Google’s BigQuery.  We are proud to be the source of the core,…