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Industrial Automation

Embracing the fourth industrial revolution

With over 20 billion connected devices expected to be in use by 2025, the technologies at the heart of Industry 4.0 will impact everything and everyone.

We have a proven track record of supporting companies working at the forefront of technologies such as:

  • Robotics
  • Sensors
  • 3D printing
  • AI/Machine Learning

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

Building a Taxonomy for Industrial Automation

A Taxonomy for patented technologies in Industrial Automation could include the following:

  • 3D Printing
  • Control Systems and connectivity
  • Digital Factory
  • Motors and Drives
  • Robotics
  • Sensor Technology

To find out more about what classifiers could be included in an Industrial Automation Taxonomy download our example below

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Example of an Industrial Automation Taxonomy

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Industrial Automation

Types of classifiers in an Industrial Automation Taxonomy include:

  • 3D Printing
  • Control Systems and connectivity
  • Motors and Drives
  • Robotics

 

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Custom Taxonomy

Find out how Cipher can build your taxonomy using classifiers:

  • Matching to your view of the patent landscape
  • Your own taxonomy is accurate, fast and repeatable
  • It’s easy to use,  saves time and reduces costs.

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

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Combine patent and revenue data to determine rational licensing outcomes.

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Justify patent budgets and communicate the impact of your investment.

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

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