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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

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

“The vast bulk of the Twitter portfolio can be dated back to either 2005 or 2010. Since then patenting activity has been limited.” We were happy to supply the data for this IAM feature: https://t.co/E7alCm1poS #patents #twittersold
We’re looking forward to visiting Palo Alto as part of @IPCounselCafe from 18 – 19 May. Want to find out exactly what our platform can offer? Book your meeting with one of the Cipher team attending: https://t.co/87o6Z0Qf4r https://t.co/oGZS9RKX1e
Our chat with Peter Haigh, Chair of @mintelnews reveals the changing #consumertrends in healthcare and technology plus a view on the value of patent data. Read a summary, and listen to the latest Cipher Vision podcast: https://t.co/31eXW2njIx https://t.co/AXecdLHtZ7
“If they use that data, they can get ahead of the competition, by just simply innovating around some of these #patents that are out there”. Peter Haigh, Chair of @mintelnews in our latest Cipher Vision podcast. Listen now: https://t.co/yVTHdWon5s https://t.co/3iMbLnxgLG
Over $40 billion is spent on #patents each year, but less than 20% of companies report that their portfolio is the right size. Cipher can assist with Portfolio Optimisation. Visit our Solution page and download a report: https://t.co/7Kc8vLIyU2
Our analysis on #electricvehicles found that players such as @ToyotaMotorCorp @Kia and @Hyundai dominate the battery technology landscape, helping to ensure fast and reliable charging options. Full report: https://t.co/KYQ6PSpyMh #patentanalysis https://t.co/ioIhI3hZOx
Thursday morning, 0900 BST, 1000 CET: join us for a replay of the successful Universal Technology Taxonomy webinar: https://t.co/E1jr34PkFK #patentanalysis #businesswebinar #machinelearning https://t.co/aBBgFLgJoz
Fixing your diary for next week? Be sure to book in 9 – 10am BST on Thursday (5 May) for a replay of our successful Universal Technology Taxonomy webinar: https://t.co/Y9eg0IkHil #patentanalysis #businesswebinar https://t.co/lfwYZZ3lYM
A short statement from our CEO, @swychern to mark #WorldIPDay2022: “IP, Youth, Innovation and Better Future. A perfect recipe for a sustainable economy – and planet.” Watch Nigel’s full comment: https://t.co/l7hFguD7BR
RT @atripper: Please share with your network! https://t.co/Wmhen1X9Cy is excited to announce Episode 10 of our webinar series featuring @c…

Cipher Vision Podcast

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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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Building an IP Capability

Episode 1, Season 2 of Cipher Vision Podcast series features Chief IP Counsel at Ocado who speaks of her journey in building a strong IP capability where clear communication sits at its core.
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Investing in the Future of Technology

Episode 10, Season 1 of Cipher Vision Podcast series is about Investing in the Future of Technology. The season finale features two of Cipher’s directors, Scott Bell and Stephen Halliday.
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The End Of Accounting

Episode 9, Season 1 of Cipher Vision Podcast series is about The End of Accounting. It features Dr Baruch Lev, the guru of intangible assets.
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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

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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BlackBerry Patent Sale Announced

Using the Cipher Universal Technology Taxonomy we have identified the top areas of technology innovation protected by the BlackBerry portfolio.
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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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Universal Technology Taxonomy – Insight

Introducing the world’s first Universal Technology Taxonomy. This article sheds light on why Cipher launched the world’s first universal technology to classify patents and example analysis using UTT.
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Oil and Gas Supermajors – Energy Transition

We put a lens on the invention and innovation being made in critical technologies powering the energy transition. This analysis has been done using Cipher’s Universal Technology Taxonomy.
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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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