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Patent Custom Taxonomy

See the world through your own technology lens

By using your view of the key technologies, Cipher is able to design and build your patent custom taxonomy. No more manual reviewing and tagging of patents because 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 Custom Patent Taxonomy Design and Build

Cipher builds your patent taxonomy using classifiers in the framework that maps to your view of the technology landscape.  Cipher uses positive and negative training data to build Classifiers with independently verified accuracy.  Once you have your classifiers you can quickly run reports to understand any key competitor changes or new entrants or spot key technology trends. You can optimise your portfolio and manage your patent budget and explore cross licensing opportunities or portfolio monetisation options.

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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 Patent Custom Taxonomy

 

 

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Sector Taxonomies

What could your patent custom taxonomy look like? See some example sector taxonomies that we have created using Cipher.

Aerospace and Defence

Technologies within this taxonomy include: air turbine starters; electromagnetics; flight management systems for drones; head mounted displays (HMDs); and virtual cockpits.
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Automotive

The industry standard for understanding the future of the cars and automotive industry.
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FinTech

The types of classifiers in a FinTech technology would be in sectors such as banking services, payment technologies, and security.
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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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MedTech

Strategic insight for the next generation of diagnosis and treatment for data driven healthcare
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Semiconductor

Supporting the sector in times of fast pace and high stakes technology evolution
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Technology

Navigate complex landscapes when every company is a technology company.
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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

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Insights and Events

 

Strategic Aerospace Seminar Paris 2022

We were delighted to speak on 1 December at the Strategic Aerospace Seminar in Paris, on the topic of Valuing your Patent Portfolio.
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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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Automotive Lidar Webinar- Understanding the implications of rapid change

Automotive Lidar is rapidly changing – are you up to speed? View the joint webinar from Global Prior Art and the Cipher team.
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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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IP Service World

Cipher had a booth at this major European IP event (21 – 22 November, Munich), and presented on our Cipher Certified offering.
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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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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…

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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Improve your patent strategy now

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