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All sources of patent data are not created equal. Our platform uses an automatic data clean-up process to correct common errors found in patent documents. This process ensures that you have accurate and up to date information throughout the patent life cycle.

The Life Cycle Of An Invention

Discovery
Research Disclosure
Patent Development
Product Development
Commercial­ization

Patent Life Cycle

Hover over each stage to see more information.

Filing
Application
Publication
Examination
Litigation
Grant
Rejection
Expiry

How IFI helps in each stage

Calculated Expiration Dates

Easily forecast expiring technologies and patents for a company or location with our adjusted expiration dates. Once a patent has reached its full lifetime, the technology becomes available to use.

Legal Status

Find which stage of the patent life cycle a technology is currently in with legal status information. Legal status will help you identify how to proceed with your research and decisions. Available status information includes expirations, grants, examinations, rejections, and more.

Litigation Data

By adding the optional litigation data to your subscription, you can easily track the patent assets and parties mentioned in court actions. The litigation data subscription is built on the MaxVal Global Litigation Data. The data provides unique competitive intelligence and valuation metrics.

IFI Snapshots

Discover critical information about a patent with IFI Snapshots such as the IFI Publication Type, Patent Status, Expiration Dates, and Claims Summaries. IFI Names in combination with Snapshots allow you to easily navigate from the Ultimate Owner to the Current Owner.

Case Study

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europatent needed to:

  • Provide more in-depth patent data
  • Include patent data from more countries

europatent’s concerns:
Having the time and technical expertise needed to acquire, parse, and format data into a standard format from a large number of patent information suppliers

Learn how europatent overcame their business challenge with IFI CLAIMS ✓

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