Cipher’s Environmental, Social and Governance initiatives
Cipher Corporate 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.
On this page:
Start With Why
Seek to understand and empathise, and always remember our customer is our compass.
Insight Not Data
Slice through complex data to deliver actionable intelligence.
Challenge received wisdom, try new things, push ourselves and our clients.
Reach out and rally round. We’re one team with one mission. Collaborate at every turn.
Enjoy the Ride
We’re on an adventure. Buckle up, bring positive energy and have fun!
Cipher is a founding member of ORoPO (Open Register of Patent Ownership) to help improve the quality of patent ownership data.
Cipher is a member of LOT Network, believing that patents should encourage innovation and not litigation.
Cipher supports academic programmes to expand the understanding of intellectual property including at CIP, Berkeley, IfM and the University of Cambridge.
Our work with the EPO (European Patent Office) is highlighting gender imbalances to help drive change in female inventorship and patenting.
We promote debate in the IP community by seeking feedback and sharing our views through surveys, articles and conferences.
Cipher is proud to be a founding member of SPIF bringing interoperability and efficiency to patent information users.
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.
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 Machine Learning efficiencies have contributed to high CPU efficiency and the reduction of CO2 emissions
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.
We are conscious and intentional about the corporate travel we undertake. We encourage employees to minimise air miles and maximise technology where possible.
We are learning about our carbon footprint and embrace opportunities to do business more sustainably and reduce our carbon footprint.
Our Local Community
We give our time and support to charitable organisations with each employee allocated a day a year to carry out Philanthropy activities.
We offer student coaching and mentorship in community schools.
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.
Insights and podcasts
21st Century Evolution of Sustainable Plastic Technology Trends
Promoting SEPs Transparency
The increasing importance of IP
Game Over for the West?
Could NPEs stifle innovation in sustainable energy?
Protecting Innovation with Director Vidal
With Cipher you can…
Optimise your portfolio
Ensure you have the right portfolio to meet your strategic patenting objectives.
Gather competitor intelligence
Understand who’s doing what by automating patent to technology mapping.
Model cross licensing
Combine patent and revenue data to determine rational licensing outcomes.
Conduct due diligence
Automate manual reviews for efficient execution of M&A and licensing transactions.
Tackle inbound patent assertion
Be prepared with evidence to create a fast and effective threat assessment.
Benchmark your portfolio
Assess your portfolio in comparison to other owners through your technology lens.
Monetise your portfolio
Identify opportunities to create value through licensing or sale of patent assets.
Predict technology trends
Track new technologies and discover the unknown owners of future innovation.
Create Risk Mitigation Strategies
Understand the materiality of your threats to define your risk mitigation strategy.