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Strategic patenting in the face of digital transformation

Cipher has developed its FinTech taxonomy in collaboration with major banks in North America and Europe and supports patent teams tackling the challenges of digital transformation: from cashless payments and mobile banking to blockchain and cryptocurrencies.

FinTech Module

The Cipher FinTech Module includes:

Over 58 Classifiers structured in 8 top level classes

  • Authentication and Authorization
  • Banking Service and Products
  • Computing Infrastructure
  • Customer Services
  • Payment Technologies
  • Security and Privacy
  • Softward
  • Standards

University and NPE Organisation Sets

For more information download the Cipher Fintech Taxonomy below.

I want a solid strategy built on real data and access to analytics that can support insights on technology trends and activity at a granular level. Sources of digital innovation are very fragmented so the more useable the information you have, the more sensible the decisions you make.

Calum Smyth, Global Head of IP, Barclays

FinTech Taxonomy


FinTech Taxonomy


To get the full details of this FinTech taxonomy:

  • 8 top classes
  • 58 classifiers in the module

Download the Taxonomy by completing this form.

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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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Combine patent and revenue data to determine rational licensing outcomes.

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Justify patent budgets to CFOs and others to communicate the impact of your investment.

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Automate manual reviews for efficient execution of M&A and licensing transactions.

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Be prepared with evidence to create a fast and effective threat assessment.

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Assess your portfolio in comparison to other owners through your technology lens.

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Identify opportunities to create value through licensing or sale of patent assets.

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