Because life’s too short to be counting and sorting patents manually.
Our mission is to enable a rational understanding of patents by:
Strategic Patent Intelligence
Providing the patent intelligence required by IP teams to support strategic patent decisions
Machine Learning Algorithms
Automating all analysis that does not need to be conducted manually and developing machine learning algorithms with proven levels of accuracy
Evidence based decisions
Creating better ways to communicate the value of patents both internally and externally to key stakeholders
For 20 years, highly-qualified professionals have been struggling with patent software that is not fit for purpose. Cipher means less perspiration and more inspiration.
Nigel Swycher, CEO and co-founder, Cipher
100 million patent families, 1 million owners
It’s painful to answer the foundational patent question, ‘who owns what?’
Cipher’s way of approaching classification is particularly useful because it’s customised to the way Red Hat views the world in terms of technological taxonomy.
Jared Engstrom, Head of Patent Development, Red Hat
Transform your productivity
Cipher customers say they have increased their productivity 36 times, allowing more time to be spent on patent strategy.
Your own Taxonomy
At the heart of Cipher sits your own view of the technology landscape. Custom Classifiers are built using seed patents to create a unique set of training data. You have your own taxonomy with all the classifiers you need so you can have an updated view of your world anytime…automated, efficient, repeatable.
The Cipher Platform
Cipher delivers 96% accuracy from an independently-created test.
Cipher uses supervised machine learning for classification of patents. Our customers trust Cipher, not simply because of our Machine Learning algorithms; but because they know how the system works and can easily verify the accuracy of the results.
Cipher accuracy has been independently tested and our work on creating Gold Standards is published in the leading journal World Patent Information.
Cipher’s classifiers are a fantastic tool for understanding the patent landscape or analyzing a portfolio. Cipher combines expertise in both IP and data science to enable solutions to strategic problems patent owners face with quick and accurate results.
Erik Oliver, COO, Richardson Oliver Insights LLC
“I’m delighted how we’ve implemented Cipher. We’ve reduced 10-year expenses by nearly half by moving from a system where filings were based on headcount growth, to one where we systematically identify weakness in our portfolio, and file where necessary to ensure our patent ‘wall’ is maintained.” Rob Calico, Vice President IP and Litigation, ARM
“Because Cipher is an automated platform that uses machine learning and artificial intelligence, it is able to uncover companies of relevance, that we might never have discovered on our own.” Jared Engstrom, Head of Patent Development, Red Hat
“Cipher has been world class for us. It’s easy to use, it provides very powerful visual representations of what we own and importantly what our competitors have.” Dr Bobby Mukherjee, Chief Counsel, Intellectual Property and Technology Law, BAE Systems plc
“With Cipher in a few hours, I can produce a report that used to cost me $20,000 to do on the outside, and it’s far more relevant and useful than the $20,000 report I used to pay for.” Chris Kowalsky, Technical Product Lead and Patent Strategy, BorgWarner
“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
Examples of Sector Taxonomies
Taxonomies are customised to you or your sector. Find out more from examples of Cipher’s sector taxonomies: