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Registration information for LOT members
Terms of the trial
To receive this offer, you must:
- Be a LOT Network member who owns patents
- Understand that the trial is for free
- Accept that the free trial period would be three months
- Sign up as a customer of Cipher, where you will:
- Receive invitation to an induction session
- Receive regular emails with hints and tips
- Receive follow up call to see if any further help is needed
- Give feedback to Cipher at the end of the trial
If you have any questions regarding the trial, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our friendly support team will be only too happy to help.
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LOT network offer
By filling out this form and submitting your details you confirm that:
- You are a LOT Network member who owns patents
- That you agree to the terms of the free trial:
- You will receive access to Cipher and the Universal Technology taxonomy for 3 months
- You agree to be contacted to train you and to get feedback from you
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Included with your trial: Universal Technology Taxonomy
Your trial of the Cipher platform includes access to the Universal Technology Taxonomy (UTT).
The Cipher Universal Technology Taxonomy (UTT) sorts every patent in the world into a specific technology field.
The UTT is organised by reference to Technology Superclasses (9) and Subclasses (114). The taxonomy was designed to ensure that the 45m+ active patents and applications globally are equally represented.
View all patented technologies by:
- Single organisation or by group of companies
- Technology trends either globally or nationally
Including patent intelligence relating to:
- Size, geography, activity
- Quality, CAGR or cost
- Risk, both from operating companies and NPEs
Cipher does the heavy lifting, you deliver insight
Brief the Cipher team on the transactions you are interested in. Advise us of the business sectors you wish us to categorise
The Cipher experts will conduct the analysis and provide your transaction team with access to the Cipher platform to further interrogate and advise
You will be able to view a report illustrating factors such as: organisation analysis; a landscape showing your client’s competitors; and a review of potential litigation
From reports to case studies to podcasts, we’re regularly offering industry insights and providing quality content for IP and patent professionals.
Nigel Swycher, CEO, Cipher and formerly intellectual property partner with Slaughter and May
Frequently asked questions
Is Cipher available for individual projects?
Yes. While the Cipher platform is provided on a subscription basis, for specific transactions Cipher provides per project pricing that includes delivery of the Cipher Due Diligence Report and access to the underlying data in the Cipher platform for the duration of the deal.
Do we need a sophisticated understanding of machine learning or analytics?
No. The fact that technology is improving all aspects of our lives does not require you to understand how technology works, just to trust that it does. Cipher was founded in 2013 and is trusted by major patent owners across all technology sectors. Our due diligence solution for law firms is fully supported so that lawyers entirely new to Cipher can immediately access the insights required for the task at hand.
Are we liable for inaccuracies in Cipher data?
Cipher is the market leader for the automated mapping of patents to technologies. It is well understood that patent analysis is only as good as the underlying patent data from national Patent Offices – which is not perfect. Patent owners are aware of this and standard disclaimers can handle the residual risk of relying on third party data sources.
Do Cipher due diligence reports rely on classification or clustering?
Both. The Cipher platform was originally developed for instant analysis of a company and its competitors. This was based on unsupervised machine learning (clustering).
More recently, Cipher launched its Universal Technology Taxonomy which is a structured taxonomy for all patented technologies. This uses supervised ML (classification). Cipher will recommend the optimum approach for your matter based in your objectives, budget and timescales.
How long do Cipher Due Diligence reports take to produce?
While this depends on the scope and scale of the project, one thing is always true. Cipher is quicker than humans!
Cipher reviews 61 million patents an hour. Most humans can get through about five an hour.
Typical service level agreements (SLAs) for Due Diligence Reports are three days. Law firms with a subscription to the platform say that preliminary reports can be produced in less than one hour.