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Unleashing the strategic value of patents

Welcome to the Cipher Media Centre.  We have provided a range of resources that will be useful to you, from our latest press releases, thought leadership and insight and our podcast series.  If you can’t find what you are looking for, please get in touch with us.

Cipher Press Releases

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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Cipher patent analysis helps inform Mintel Sustainability Barometer

The Cipher platform was instrumental in providing data to support consumer trends giant Mintel in producing their Sustainability Barometer for 2022.
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TechInsights partners with Cipher to harness machine learning

The partnership will see ML used to leverage patent intelligence to reveal insight about the future direction of the semiconductor industry.
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LOT Network offers Cipher access to members 

LOT Network announces access to Cipher and the Universal Technology Taxonomy for all LOT patent owning members.
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Cipher on Twitter

Cipher provides an objective and repeatable way to benchmark #patents in your portfolio against your known competitors, threats and new entrants. Find out more on our dedicated Solutions page for #benchmarking: https://t.co/GlgPcwxc9a https://t.co/bphkPBe7MQ
Who are the major players in automotive #lidar technology? Watch a video of the recent joint Cipher and @GlobalPriorArt webinar, for trends and future product options: https://t.co/MuZyzNFrlg #lidar #businesswebinars #automotivetechnology #electricvehicles https://t.co/tSlgkLhaBU
Leading consumer packaged goods (CPG) firms – such as @ProcterGamble and @Unilever – appear on our list of the companies patenting new sustainable #detergents? Who else features? Read our full report: https://t.co/pr3hGMIbVW #environmentaltechnology #patentsearch https://t.co/H6TzJMrzd1
Hear details from the hosts about the special edition we’re planning for our end of year #CipherVision podcast in this teaser trailer: https://t.co/pnO1HbATsN #businesspodcasts #IP #patents https://t.co/ZbiEVoffZY
#Supermajors‘ innovation has been weighted towards technology areas associated with the categories of Materials, Mechanical and Sensors & Optics.” Read our updated Oil & Gas #energytransition report to see how each of them performed: https://t.co/lMhVgsywmT #patentdata https://t.co/PKTtW6zv6e
If you weren’t at IP Service World in Munich last week to hear our Cipher Certified presentation, we have a webinar recording from earlier this year. ‘Build Your Own View of the Technology Landscape’ provides an overview: https://t.co/cpEzZa2dKB https://t.co/AzCrEzQzDv
RT @premier_cercle: Thrilled to have @cipher_ai ‘s CEO Nigel Swycher with us at this 8th annual edition of this Strategic Aerospace Seminar…
Our CEO @swychern talks on ‘Patent Value – A Fresh Perspective’ at the Strategic Aerospace Seminar in Paris tomorrow (1 Dec). Can’t make it but interested in the topic? Links and a video summary from Nigel are on our website: https://t.co/cWpAXLJPVW #valuation #patents https://t.co/QUNqZGO1oz
How to put a #valuation on a patent? “‘In situ’ #valuation offers the opportunity for the board to quantify the value of #patents and encourages an organisation to articulate and quantify why they are investing in patents.” Our report has more detail: https://t.co/epn7Owj3z5 https://t.co/aOqEmNyb7s
Which companies are patenting sustainable #detergents? Our report has sections on: Bio-surfactants, Optimal solubility and efficiency of enzymes, Concentrated formulations and renewable materials: https://t.co/G9Xn0qERMi #environmentaltechnology #patentsearch https://t.co/R5gaY7S6fU

Cipher Vision Podcast

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Communicating the Impact of Innovation

In our holiday special, Episode 11, Season 2, our hosts Francesca and Nigel introduce a medley of the best snippets from Series 2. Tune in to enjoy our highlights and key takeaways.
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Understanding Patent Value

Episode 10 in Season 2 features Jay Yonamine, Product Manager, GEO, Google, who shared with us his perspective on patent value, his thoughts on existing valuation methods and what the future could look like, given the possibilities and limitations of ML and AI.
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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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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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Standard Essential Patents

Episode 7 in Season 2 of the Cipher Vision Podcast series features Lew Zaretzki, who shared with us his thoughts and experiences with SEPs, discussing what the current environment looks like, and how they can create less friction and more productive IP efficiency.
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Managing PAE Patent Risk

Episode 6 in Season 2 of the Cipher Vision Podcast series features Ken Seddon, CEO of LOT Network. Ken discussed the threat that PAE companies pose to innovation, as well as the role that operating companies have in taking positive, collaborative steps to ensure a sound patent strategy.
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“I’m delighted how we’ve implemented Cipher. We’ve reduced 10-year expenses by nearly half by moving from a system where filings were based on headcount growth, to one where we systematically identify weakness in our portfolio, and file where necessary to ensure our patent ‘wall’ is maintained.” Rob Calico, Vice President IP and Litigation, ARM

“Because Cipher is an automated platform that uses machine learning and artificial intelligence, it is able to uncover companies of relevance, that we might never have discovered on our own.” Jared Engstrom, Head of Patent Development, Red Hat

“Cipher has been world class for us. It’s easy to use and it provides very powerful visual representations of what we own and importantly what our competitors have.” Dr Bobby Mukherjee, Chief Counsel, Intellectual Property and Technology Law, BAE Systems plc

“Our issue was how to fit other companies’ portfolios into that same framework that we use and there’s just no other tool other than Cipher that can do that.” Bob Pechman, Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, Seagate Technology

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

Insights & Thought Leadership

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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Inventions & Innovators powering the Energy Transition

A detailed view of the leading innovators to watch based on recently-published inventions and applying weightings to technologies which enable the energy transition.
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Oil and Gas Supermajors – Energy Transition

Our updated report finds that supermajors’ technology innovation is more evident in the Materials, Mechanical, and Sensors & Optics categories.
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Sustainability and detergents: environmentally friendly innovation

Our report on patent owners in the Sustainable Detergents space identifies the firms producing new formulations and the countries leading innovation.
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Understanding the data behind patent value

We take a deeper look at the data that underpins our podcast episode, Understanding patent value, with Jay Yonamine, Product Manager, GEO, Google.
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Sustainability through a patent lens

Which patent innovations are helping to combat climate change? From packaging to batteries to electric vehicles, we look through a patent lens at sustainable technologies of the future.
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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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