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New Country Coverage & Translations

At IFI CLAIMS®, we're always seeking to expand our data coverage. We recently released national patent office data for: Austria Brazil Switzerland Taiwan We ha…

Select the Right Patent Data Source for Your Big Data Project

Larry Cady, IFI CLAIMS Patent Services Have you wondered how emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and deep learning can be applied to patent data?  S…

Spring 2017 Newsletter

See us at PIUG Next Week We're getting ready to head off the Atlanta for the PIUG 2017 Annual Conference. We're looking forward to seeing all of our clients, partners…

Winter 2017 Newsletter

A Message From Our CEO 2017 promises to be another exciting year at IFI CLAIMS Patent Services. We kicked off the year with an investment from Digital Science that al…

IFI CLAIMS Announces 2016 U.S. Patent Ranking

New record for most U.S. patents in single year. IBM tops list again breaking its all-time high. 50 percent of all Top 50 grants attributed to Asia.

2016 U.S. Patent Trends & Insights

IBM and Samsung Up; Google and Apple Steady IBM saw a nearly 10% increase in US utility grants in 2016. IBM saw significant percentage increases in CPC patent classes…

IFI Has Not Forgotten About Design Patents: The US Design Top 50

by Larry Cady, IFI CLAIMS Patent Services In the US, designs can be patented.  According to the US Patent & Trademark Office:   A design consists of the visual orname…

IFI Patent Status Indicator Now Available for EP Documents: An Example

How do you tell if a patent is in force in a European country?  IFI CLAIMS can now provide an easy answer.  The IFI Patent Status indicator is a value added patent da…

The Rapid Growth in Chinese Semiconductor Patents

The number of Chinese semiconductor patents grew rapidly in 2015 compared to 2014.  IFI CLAIMS has found that the number of Chinese semiconductor patent grants jumped…

Korean Patent Office Leads in 2015 Patent Pendency, EPO and DE Lag

Patent pendency is the time between a patent's filing data and its grant or issue date. IFI CLAIMS has examined patent pendency across the world’s major patent offices…

IFI CLAIMS Announces 2015 U.S. Patent Rankings

IFI CLAIMS Announces 2015 U.S. Patent Ranking. IBM, Samsung and Canon Keep Top Slots While Rest of Top 50 Get Shuffled; U.S. Patent Counts Down for First Time Since 2007.

2015 U.S. Patent Trends & Insights

Concentration at the Top: The Top 50 patent assignees together received 79,052 utility grants, or 26% of the total.  IFI tracks assignees and found that 42,864 unique…

IFI CLAIMS Announces 2015 Top 50 German Patent Recipients

GM, Siemens and Audi Lead List Dominated by Automotive Industry.

2015 IFI CLAIMS German Patent Trends

2015 IFI CLAIMS German Patent Trends Assignees:  In Germany, the Top 50 is dominated by automobile and auto parts manufacturers.  This compares to the US where c…