Summer 2020 Newsletter

Most businesses now hold the belief that data is a huge asset or even “the new oil”. Yet many still have difficulties with managing quality. In a recent report from O’Reilly titled The State of Data Quality in 2020, one of the main conclusions is that data quality is going to get worse before it gets better. While common problems such as dealing with unifying multiple sources and missing data are still challenges, organizations are starting to adapt data governance policies with C-level support.

October 2019 Newsletter

 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 Chief Data Officer and Information Quality Symposium drew attendees from as far away as South Korea and Austria seeking new strategies for managing…

Spring 2019 Newsletter

Analyzing patent information is a good way to determine which technologies are experiencing rapid growth. We compared US patent application growth by CPC (cooperative patent classification) codes to find the largest increases from 2017 to 2018. The list includes some widely-covered technologies such as machine learning, and also some surprises like warehouse technology...

Winter 2018 Newsletter

US patent grants drop slightly in 2018; Chinese companies continue to grow their share

Last month we released our annual patent rankings and trends reports which revealed a 3.5% decrease in granted patents in 2018 from 2017. Leading the way as top assignee is IBM for the 26th year in a row earning 9,100 patents, a slight gain from 2017. New this year, we produced an ultimate ownership report which ranks parent companies by their total number of active patents. Sa…

Summer 2018 Newsletter

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. It represents a leap in computing power as massive as the jump from a vacuum tube filled mainframe to the latest iPhone and will solve problems too complex for today’s computers.

A series of patent landscape reports from…

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 patents is ten times the number of patents they were granted in 2007. That pushed the nation into the top five recipients by country for the first time, behind the US, Japan, Korea, and Germany. While patent grants to China still make up only 3.5% of the more than 320,000 awards, it’s likely this share will continue to increase.…

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 from 2016, to just over 320,000. IBM is once again the top assignee and received astonishing 9,043 patents, a 12% increase from 2016. New this year, we produced interactive content to highlight the largest and fastest growing technologies of 2017.…

Fall 2017 Newsletter

Patent data analysis uncovers drone technology leader 

In 2014, we wrote a blog post about the drone patent landscape which provided insights on which companies and countries were publishing the most patent documents. Just recently, a story published by CNBC highlights the success of Chinese drone hardware manufacturer DJI, now dominating three-quarters of the consumer market. Three years

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, and friends. Be sure to stop by the exhibit hall to learn about newly available data and pick up a handy zip up totebag.

On Sunday, plan to attend the pre-conference sessions from our partners Gridlogics and Questel who will be covering their latest product developments. ST…

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 allows us to further develop the content and the enrichment of our global patent data repository—CLAIMS Direct. We plan to add more national collections from Asia, South America, and Europe. And we will expand the scope of our patent…

IFI CLAIMS Patent Services Newsletter – Volume 4, Fall 2012

Newsletter – Volume 4, Fall 2012

Custom Reporting  |  Product News  |  Featured Partner - Surechem  |  Highlights from our Blog

IFI CLAIMS provides Custom Reports to clients around the world. Starting with our comprehensive global patent database, we deliver exactly the data you need, exactly how you want to see it...

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 including:

A new post from a guest blogger - Enric Escorsa of Iale.  Enriq writes about innovations in shale oil extraction with emphasis on the change of ownership of Argentina Oil Firm YPF in "Repsol, YPF and the pursuit of unconventional oil". 

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

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 business faces a number of risks.  Among these are risks associated with IP litigation.  From the S-1:

“We are currently, and expect to be in the future, party to patent lawsuits and other intellectual property rights claims that are expensive

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" webinars.  For those who were not able to attend, we invite you to check our schedule and join us at one of our future events when we will continue to explore the patent analytics, text mining, visualization, and the potential of our CLAIMS DIRECT patent web services – the developer-friendly patent data API.

Linguamatics and Fairview announce collaboration for high performance text mining of patent data

Linguamatics, a leader in enterprise text mining, today announced that it has agreed to license patent content from Fairview Research's Alexandria database. Linguamatics has acquired a developer license as part of its ongoing strategy to provide more effective patent mining solutions to its customers. Fairview Research's Alexandria database contains 85 million patent records from over 70 countries. Alexandria includes data from the U.S. Patent Office (USPTO), the European Patent Office (EPO) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

Fairview Research and Treparel Information Solutions collaborate on integrated Patent Analytics Solution.

Fairview Research and Treparel Information Solutions are pleased to announce an agreement to collaborate on a text analytics and visualization product. This partnership will focus on integrating Treparel’s KMX Patent Analytics software with Fairview’s Alexandria Patent Data Warehouse.

2010 Patent Grants At All-Time High - Up 31 Percent Over 2009 - A Sign That Recession Failed to Slow Patent Flow

IFI CLAIMS® Patent Services, a division of Fairview Research and the leading producer of value-added U.S. patent databases and indexing services, today announced a ranking of global companies awarded the most U.S. patents in 2010.  IFI uses proprietary algorithms and 50 years' experience analyzing U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) data to compile the de facto annual ranking of U.S. utility-patent recipients.  Utility patents are the most common patent type and a primary means of protecting intellectual property and technological innovation.

Fairview Research Acquires Patent Database Leader IFI

Acquisition Expands Fairview’s Database Search and Retrieval Capabilities in Intellectual Property Arena NEW HAVEN, Conn., (Sept. 20, 2010) — Fairview Research, a provider of data enrichment technology and services for technical information retrieval and analysis, announced today that it has acquired Wilmington, Del.-based IFI Patent Intelligence from Wolters Kluwer Pharma Solutions.  IFI is the leading producer of value-added U.S. patent databases and indexing services.  The acquisition allows Fairview to augment its existing data standardization technologies and broaden its intellectual property expertise. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

American Companies Capture Less than Majority of 2009 U.S. Patent Pool

For the second straight year, foreign companies collectively captured a slight majority of new U.S. patents awarded to corporations by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).  According to an annual corporate ranking released today by IFI Patent Intelligence (, U.S. corporations garnered 49 percent of all U.S. utility patents issued in 2009 with the remainder going to foreign firms.  This is only the second time that foreign companies collectively received more U.S. patents than U.S.-based firms.