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Custom Taxonomies

See the world through your own technology lens

By using your view of the key technologies, Cipher is able to design and build your custom taxonomy. No more manual reviewing and tagging of patents. Cipher unleashes the ability to automatically view competitor patents or the entire patent landscape through the same technology lens.

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

Your Taxonomy Design and Build

Cipher builds your taxonomy using classifiers in the framework that maps to your view of the landscape.  Cipher uses positive and negative training data to build Classifiers with independently verified accuracy.

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The process was pretty straightforward and even simpler the more useful data you can provide. We’ve also scoped other classifiers where we started completely from scratch, where the Cipher team had to do more work up-front, but even that process went smoothly.

Bob Pechman, Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, Seagate Technology

The Benefit of having your own Taxonomy

 

 

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Industry Taxonomies

What could your taxonomy look like? See examples by viewing some of the Cipher industry taxonomies.

Automotive

The industry standard for understanding the future of the car
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FinTech

Developed in collaboration with leading banks across the US and Europe
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FMCG

Incorporating both Food&Drink and Beauty and Personal care developed in collaboration with Mintel
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Industrial Automation

A patent taxonomy developed at the heart of Industry 4.0, including 3D printing, robotics and connectivity
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Cipher’s way of approaching classification is particularly useful because it’s customised to the way Red Hat views the world in terms of technological taxonomy.

Jared Engstrom, Head of Patent Development, Red Hat

Insights and Events

 

Patent budgets triggered by Covid – cutting not wounding webinar

View our webinar that addresses the challenges of managing a patent budget in a recession.
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COVID 19: Mitigating the Impact of Patent Budget Cuts in Recession

Covid-19 has caused greater scrutiny of patent budgets and a need to cut costs – so where are you supposed to start?
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Portfolio Optimisation Report – Key Findings

Hear from Google, Accenture, Facebook and many other large patent owning organisations in the full Cipher report. Take a look at what the world’s patent owning organisations are saying about balanced portfolios and the various strategic objectives served by those portfolios.
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Patents are now ants

What are the similarities between a patent colony and an ant colony?
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Case Studies

Seagate on keeping up with technology changes

Chief Intellectual Property Counsel at Seagate, Bob Pechman explains the pressures of supporting the business during a period of rapid technological change and how Cipher helps see the patent landscape through Seagate’s own technology lens.
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Red Hat on using the Cipher Optimisation Model

Jared Engstrom, Head of Patent Development, talks about the growth in Red Hat’s portfolio, how he has used Cipher’s custom classifiers and how the Cipher Optimisation model has improved their understanding of the competitive landscape.
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ARM on classifiers and managing patent budgets

Rob Calico, VP Litigation and IP, discusses the challenges of managing a sophisticated portfolio in a fast-moving technology environment, and how Cipher has helped them manage their patenting strategy and budgets.
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BAE Systems on the importance of competitive intelligence in disruptive technology environments

Chief Counsel for Intellectual Property and Technology Law, Dr. Bobby Mukherjee, explains how his IP team uses Cipher to help communicate the importance of IP internally and to navigate complex technology landscapes.
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Centrica on the value of Cipher

Charles Clark, Director of Intellectual Property at Centrica, discusses the efficiency gains from using Cipher and the tasty bits of data gleaned from using Cipher’s AI over conventional search.
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With Cipher you can…

Optimise your portfolio

Ensure you have the right portfolio to meet your strategic patenting objectives.

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Gather competitor intelligence

Understand who’s doing what by automating patent to technology mapping.

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Model cross licensing

Combine patent and revenue data to determine rational licensing outcomes.

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Manage your budget

Justify patent budgets to CFOs and others to 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 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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Improve your patent strategy now

Speak to one of our Cipher team today.