Patent Intelligence

Understand future innovation trends by technology

There are several data platforms that help IP teams to efficiently navigate the patent lifecycle. 

Cipher has been developed to aid strategic decisions around the management of your current patent portfolio. Cipher uniquely uses supervised machine learning to create unique views of technology areas.

Patent Intelligence to build your business for the future

How are you strategically managing your patent assets and ensuring that you have a portfolio that is fit for the future?

At Cipher we help our customers by giving them their view of the key technology areas to understand the innovation trends in their competitive landscape.  

Read how the IP community is managing their portfolios strategically.

Cipher enables you to strategically manage your patent portfolio so you can understand and benchmark against your competition or threats to optimise your portfolio in order to mitigate risk and manage your budget.

Cipher helps you do this by modelling cross licensing and monetisation options. Cipher is also there to help with one off events such as due diligence and inbound patent assertion.

Cipher gave us the ability to understand the technology landscape and was an important foundation layer in creating a strategy for protecting our innovations whilst enabling us to understand how best to deal with others in potential conflict areas.

Lucy Wojcik, Head of IP, Ocado

How can Cipher do this?

Cipher enables you to build your view of the technology landscape, so you only see the relevant patents to your different business areas.  Cipher uses supervised machine learning to build customer classifiers that are around your definition of the technology area.

Cipher is the only patent intelligence platform that has been thoroughly independently tested and the only platform that uses classification from the raw patent data and not from a boolean search.

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Analysing innovation trends in your industry using patent data

Cipher works with customers across all industries, from automotive to technology to food and drink, to help them understand key innovation trends in their technology areas.

Cipher’s unique Universal Technology Taxonomy gives you trends across 113 technology areas – which cover all patents, globally.

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View or download the report to:

  • see the share of inventions a particular technology area has
  • learn which invention areas are showing the most growth

Global innovation overview

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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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