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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

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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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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Intangible assets paving way to freedom from pandemic

The Covid-19 vaccine stands to be one of the world’s most critical intangible assets as it helps countries return to levels of normality
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SPIF Press release

Launching SPIF, bringing transparency to patent data and making patent management and transfer more efficient.
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IAM Strategy 300 2022

Nigel Swycher, CEO of Cipher and Steve Harris, CTO, are both named in the IAM Strategy 300 Global Leaders list for 2022.
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Mintel Cipher Press release

Get the consumer trends behind the patent data with an exclusive offer for Mintel and Cipher customers
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CRISPR Nobel Prize

Controversy around the Nobel Prize awarded to the gene editing tool, CRISPR, continues. But who controls the patent assets?
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Mintel Cipher Partnership offer

The close partnership between Cipher and Mintel now means all Cipher FMCG module customers have access to all the Mintel Patent Watch reports, as part of your Cipher subscription.
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Look before you leap: is litigation the best strategy for Sonos?

The Sonos-Google litigation dispute – where do we go from here?
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Cipher on Twitter

#Cosmetics? #Cleaning? Which areas of #lifesciences are creating new inventions at a faster rate than others? Our Universal Technology Taxonomy tool analysed over seven million patents to provide a #newtech snapshot: https://t.co/T0avW4R0E4 https://t.co/Qw43wdMwcc
“Something like $10B a year is produced in cash, flowing from licensees to licensors in this space and that’s just to the leading players like a @Qualcomm, @Nokia, @Ericsson”. Hear Lew Zaretzki talk on the value of SEPs in our latest podcast: https://t.co/XinBny1AKx https://t.co/m5lQZZvfk7
How can a business deal with inbound patent assertion? This is a question patent industry professionals often ask – and a topic Cipher can help solve. Visit our Solutions page: https://t.co/dAMKFm6bu2 #patentanalysis #businessthreat https://t.co/FDw9iedhz6
Fast and reliable charging options are crucialfor #electricvehicles. This is due to the efforts of notable players (@ToyotaMotorCorp @Kia @Hyundai) in the battery technology arena. Access our full report: https://t.co/AhHiXwGvr5 #patentanalysis https://t.co/F7PpGVdHsf
Which #BigTech companies are transforming the modern day factory? Which companies leverage #AI to become more efficient? What can the patent landscape tell us about future activity? Our Industrial Digital Transformation report has the answers: https://t.co/dwDkHBdt6J #patentdata https://t.co/mljcankGut
Standard Essential Patents are the subject of our latest #CipherVision podcast. Hear an excerpt now: https://t.co/DhMXabtJ6x via @YouTube #businesspodcast #patent
Our latest #CipherVision podcast features Lew Zaretzki, Managing Director of Hamilton IPV. Hear a snippet of ‘Standard Essential Patents’: https://t.co/ISAeGoCx4O #intellectualproperty #businesspodcast https://t.co/lyfLQPz5BZ
Those interested in which areas of #lifesciences are creating new inventions at a faster rate than others should take a look at our #newtech snapshot. Our Universal Technology Taxonomy tool analysed over seven million patents: https://t.co/SgosfCze8q https://t.co/m3MuQZjGLz
@IFIClaims Many thanks for giving us the opportunity! 🙂 For those interested in our Universal Technology Taxonomy the details are here: https://t.co/USQ6r065dN
How many #patents are enough? It’s a perennial question, and one which prompted a long-form Cipher article aimed at those looking to optimise a patent portfolio but aren’t sure where to start: https://t.co/mKddXHDAdx https://t.co/vZB0Gq502z

Cipher Vision Podcast

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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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Bursting the IP Bubble

Episode 5 in Season 2 of the Cipher Vision Podcast series features Joff Wild, Editor at Large, IAM and World Trademark Review. Joff shares how IP and patents are becoming more mainstream, and influencing policy strategies.
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Market intelligence, Technology and Trust

Episode 4 in Season 2 of the Cipher Vision Podcast series features Peter Haigh, Chair of Mintel. Peter describes patents as a “treasure trove”, providing invaluable market data to consumer product manufacturers.
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Machine Learning for Patents

Episode 3 in Season 2 of the Cipher Vision Podcast series features Tony Trippe, founder of ML4patents.com. Tony explains how patents are an “amazing source of information” and why machine learning will help businesses make decisions far more quickly.
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Semiconductors and IP Intelligence

Episode 2, Season 2 of Cipher Vision Podcast series features Jason Abt, Chief Technology Officer at TechInsights who explores using patents as an informative resource to determine macro trends within the semiconductor industry.
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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

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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Life Sciences top patent publishing list

Life Sciences is a clear leader out of all of the patent categories tracked to chart the pace of innovation. This was one of the lead findings in Cipher’s recent global report.
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A global view of innovation

This Cipher report provides a breakdown of the world’s inventions and activity into individual technology sectors.
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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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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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Europe and Asia edging ahead for green hydrogen technology supremacy

The green hydrogen sector will see rapid technological innovation as the sector continues to scale and evolve. This is the lead finding of a joint report by Cipher and Fitch Solutions.
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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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Risk Mitigation

Create Risk Mitigation Strategies

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

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