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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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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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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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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

Democratization of Innovation

Episode 9 in Season 3 features Keith Bergelt, CEO, Open Invention Network, who joined us to explore the relationship between IP and open source, sharing the benefits and challenges of collaboration and OIN’s role in preserving patent freedom. 
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Putting Passion in IP

Episode 8 in Season 3 features Anjanette Lecher, Director, Intellectual Asset Management at Corning Incorporated. She shared with us her love of intellectual property, discussing how to take a customer centric approach when analysing and presenting data, adopting the correct tools to support efficiency and visualizations.
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Europe’s Chemicals Industry: The Benefits and Risks Posed by the UPC

Examining the patent landscape of the chemicals industry in Europe following the establishment of the Unified Patent Court (UPC).
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SDGs through a patent lens

Episode 7 in Season 3 features Marco Richter, Global Head of Customer Success at LexisNexis Intellectual Property. He highlights the important role that patents play in helping us to become more sustainable, discussing the benefit of measuring innovation in relation to the UN Sustainable development Goals (SDGs).
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Key Patent Innovations and the BlackBerry portfolio

Following its acquisition by Key Patent Innovations, we revisited our analysis of the BlackBerry patent portfolio, identifying the areas at risk.
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How innovation affects revenue for Big Tech

Big Tech firms thrive on innovation, and patents play a crucial role. Our analysis tracks the activity of Apple, Google, Microsoft and others over the last 20 years.
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With Cipher you can…

Portfolio Optimisation connecting cogs

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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