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Cipher Corporate Responsibility

Cipher’s Environmental, Social and Governance initiatives

Our Responsibility

We care deeply about our people and the IP ecosystem. Through our technology and our people we aim to lead in our industry, advance the IP ecosystem, and support our local communities in the best way we can.

Our responsibility is to:

  • Create a diverse and inclusive work environment
  • Impact the IP ecosystem through transparency, education and leadership
  • Lead by example, act according to our values, and do what is right.

Cipher values

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Start With Why

Seek to understand and empathise, and always remember our customer is our compass.

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Insight Not Data

Slice through complex data to deliver actionable intelligence.

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Be Brave

Challenge received wisdom, try new things, push ourselves and our clients.

Team Up

Reach out and rally round. We’re one team with one mission. Collaborate at every turn.

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Enjoy the Ride

We’re on an adventure.Buckle up, bring positive energy and have fun!

Our Industry

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Transparency

Cipher is a founding member of ORoPO (Open Register of Patent Ownership) to help improve the quality of patent ownership data.

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PAE Risk

Cipher is a member of LOT Network, believing that patents should encourage innovation and not litigation.

Academic Programmes

Cipher supports academic programmes to expand the understanding of intellectual property including at CIP, Berkeley, IfM and the University of Cambridge.

Female Inventorship

Our work with the EPO (European Patent Office) is highlighting gender imbalances to help drive change in female inventorship and patenting.

Thought Leadership

We promote debate in the IP community by seeking feedback and sharing our views through surveys, articles and conferences.

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Efficiency

Cipher is proud to be a founding member of SPIF bringing interoperability and efficiency to patent information users.

Our People

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Engagement and Inclusion

We care deeply that our employees feel included and engaged. Our culture is empathetic and supportive, giving our teams the opportunity to listen, voice their opinions and be heard.

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Health and Well-being

Cipher cares about the health and well-being of our people. Our polices and practices promote employee health and wellness and recognise and empathise where support is needed.

Our Environment

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CPU Efficiency

Our Machine Learning efficiencies have contributed to high CPU efficiency and the reduction of CO2 emissions

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Hybrid Working Model​

Our working model allows employees to work in part from home. This reduction in travel has significantly impacted our commuter emissions. We use flexible office space which minimises our physical and carbon footprint. ​

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Intentional Travel​

We are conscious and intentional about the corporate travel we undertake. We encourage employees to minimise air miles and maximise technology where possible.

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Carbon Footprint ​

We are learning about our carbon footprint and embrace opportunities to do business more sustainably and reduce our carbon footprint.

Our Local Community

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Volunteering

We give our time and support to charitable organisations with each employee allocated a day a year to carry out Philanthropy activities.

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Community Outreach

We offer student coaching and mentorship in community schools.

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Youth Opportunities

We provide internships and paid work experience opportunities to young people.

Employee Philanthropy Day 2022

Each staff member at Cipher is entitled to take a day to volunteer, or to do charitable work.  How the day is spent is entirely up to the employee – our staff have joined in on national and local projects.

In June, three Cipher staff members signed up to mark World Oceans Day with a clean-up of the River Thames foreshore.

Cipher staff members during their clean-up of the Thames riverbank, June 2022

The Cipher team on the banks of the Thames, June 2022

Insights and podcasts

The contribution of patents to enterprise value

Describing a new valuation methodology for calculating the contribution that an entire portfolio makes to the overall value of a company.
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Cipher helps launch patent industry DEI initiative

Cipher has recorded a podcast with the founders of a new movement aiming to improve diversity amongst patent professionals.
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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in IP

Episode 9 in Season 2 features Mike Binns and Braxton Davis, both Associate General Counsel at Meta. They shared with us their experience pioneering DEI in the workplace and the current initiatives that they are working on, including ADAPT and The NCPP.
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Automotive Lidar technology is rapidly changing

Global Prior Art, using Cipher classified patent data has found new trends in the rapidly-evolving lidar innovation field.
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The Circular Economy: Sustainable Packaging

Our report shows a step-change in industry approaches to sustainable packaging adoption across fast-moving consumer goods (FMCGs). We analysed bioplastics patent data to track which major chemical players are behind this trend.
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Investing in IP

Episode 8 in Season 2 features Julian Moore, Managing Director, Technology Corporate Finance at Houlihan Lokey. Julian shared with us his experience and understanding of investing in the IP analytics field, and more.
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With Cipher you can…

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Optimise your portfolio

Ensure you have the right portfolio to meet your strategic patenting objectives.

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Competitive Intelligence

Gather competitor intelligence

Understand who’s doing what by automating patent to technology mapping.

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Cross Licensing

Model cross licensing

Combine patent and revenue data to determine rational licensing outcomes.

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Manage your budget

Justify patent budgets and communicate the impact of your investment.

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Conduct due diligence

Automate manual reviews for efficient execution of M&A and licensing transactions.

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Tackle inbound patent assertion

Be prepared with evidence to create a fast and effective threat assessment.

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Benchmark your portfolio

Assess your portfolio in comparison to other owners through your technology lens.

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Monetise your portfolio

Identify opportunities to create value through licensing or sale of patent assets.

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Predict technology trends

Track new technologies and discover the unknown owners of future innovation.

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Create Risk Mitigation Strategies

Understand the materiality of your threats to define your risk mitigation strategy.

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Improve your patent strategy now

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