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Harnessing the science within patents to predict the future in food and drink, beauty and wellness

Patents are the largest library of scientific information in the world. Our partnership with Mintel has unlocked a fresh audience for Cipher intelligence. For those working in research and innovation, predictive analysis is a vital component. Never has nutrition and wellness been more important.

FMCG Module

The Cipher Food & Drink Module includes:

The Food and Drink taxonomy includes 42 Classifiers structured in 3 top level classes:

  • Claim
  • Ingredients
  • Technology

Download the Cipher Food & Drink Taxonomy below.  Find out more about our offer to get access to Mintel Patent Watch reports.

The Cipher Beauty & Wellness Module is currently in beta. For more information email us

Partnering with Mintel

Working with Cipher will allow our experts at Mintel to harness the power of AI to understand faster and earlier how the food and drink and beauty and personal care industries could develop, and will help future-proof our clients’ businesses.

Peter Haigh, CEO, Mintel

Food & Drink Taxonomy


Food & Drink Taxonomy


To get the full details of this Food & Drink taxonomy:

  • 3 top classes
  • 42 classifiers in the module

Download the Taxonomy by completing this form.

The Cipher Beauty & Wellness Module is currently in beta. For more information email us

Download Taxonomy – FMCG

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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.