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The power to make better strategic decisions

Cipher is the world’s most advanced patent analysis software. Unlock the largest library of scientific information by harnessing the latest advances in machine learning. Cipher can analyse and compare one million patent owning organisations, fast. Cipher is the only software which can be tailored to create landscapes based on your patented technologies, providing a fresh source of competitive intelligence.


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Solutions we provide

Cipher extracts insight from patent data to support your strategic decisions:

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Identify Patent Risk

Cipher provides unique sector risk reports with comprehensive patent litigation and trend data. Discover new ways to understand risks in your sector, supply chain or new markets. It’s a comprehensive way to understand new entrants, in new territories and new technologies. We’ll help you identify vulnerability before somebody else does.

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Manage Patent Costs

Cipher integrates cost data to calculate and project the costs of obtaining and maintaining patent portfolios. Charts and analysis enhances your ability to compare your spend over time and across geographies. The capability to benchmark against other similar organisations completes the picture often hidden from view.

Monitor the Competition

Cipher provides a full suite of analytics necessary for both a high level or granular analysis of the patenting activity of others. Conduct searches by reference to organisations or technologies. Design custom taxonomies using Cipher’s industry leading classifier algorithms. Generate charts, share results or export analysis – delivering the flexibility you need.

Internal Reporting

There’s a better way to communicating the importance of patents. Cipher offers a perfect blend of comprehensive data and powerful visualisations. Customise your dashboards, reports and metrics to the analysis you need and save time with regular reports. Equip your team with the ability to respond to urgent requests for data instantly.

Pricing One-off reports to enterprise subscription

Subscriptions Many of the world’s leading brands use Cipher to gain critical IP business intelligence everyday. A Cipher subscription offers the most cost-effective way to manage your portfolio, monitor competition, navigate risk and make the most of your investment.

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Projects Want to get critical insights into a new technology? Or to fast track due diligence for an M&A or licensing deal? Need a health check to navigate portfolio risk or help refining your patenting strategy? We make it easy and cost-effective with one-off reports and project pricing.

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Our projects

The Cipher Solutions team delivers bespoke projects. This is a great way to benchmark our capabilities against existing solutions. We focus specifically on your return on investment (ROI). Example of report types include:

Competitive intelligence report

provides an objective comparison with competitors and new entrants. Many Cipher’s charts and visulasations have been optimised to meet increased demand for this information.

Due diligence report

identifies the key issues that can affect value and risk across a range of M&A and licensing deals, saving both time and cost in this previously labour intensive task.

Patenting strategy

benchmarks your patenting strategy using customisable metrics including activity, territory, citations and cost.

Technology landscape report

harnessing Cipher’s unique approach to classification, a landscape report identifies trends by owner and over time, with the ability to focus on new entrants or specific regions.

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  • Client spotlight ARM

    “It is no longer possible to keep abreast of all the competitor patent activity, at any reasonably cost. Cipher has helped us assess what’s going on and take advantage of the latest advances in data science applied to patent data”
    Phil David

  • Client spotlight Ocado Group PLC

    “As a leading technology company we need instant answers to who’s doing what. Cipher helps us navigate complex patent landscapes”
    Lucy Wojcik

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  • Client spotlight BAE Systems

    "The real way Cipher helps us is that it is such an easy tool to use”
    Matt McBrien

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  • Client spotlight Autoharvest

    “The automotive sector is changing faster than anyone imagined. Cipher Automotive is an important source of data for those needing to understand patented technologies”
    Jayson Pankin