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The Cipher Platform

Cipher is an online platform using machine learning to classify patent data

Cipher was created to enable IP professionals to make evidence based decisions around their patent strategy.

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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

Cipher Classifiers

Your Own Classifiers

Cipher classifiers use supervised machine learning to automate patent to technology mapping

Cipher Classifier Landscape

Cipher automates the generation of patent landscapes providing an interactive report of all owners of a specified technology:

  • Easy to use, with over 70 reports in each classifier, including by organisation, geography, cost, disputes; all downloadable
  • The Classifier is repeatable, quick to access, and includes alerting for new publications matching your classifiers
  • Cipher Classifiers have been independently tested for accuracy 

Cipher Clustering

Cipher automatically clusters any patent portfolio, and maps it to portfolios owned by other companies in the space:

  • Cipher uses the best corporate tree available on the market, provided by 1790 Analytics, and further improves corporate grouping using a combination of machine learning algorithms and manual checks
  • You can compare technologies across organisations by country of filing
  • Analyse the patent spend by organisation in each technology area and by country.

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Cipher Platform Specification

To find out more about the Cipher product platform specification, including:

  • Corporate Groupings
  • Charting
  • Reporting
  • Visualisations
  • Use case
  • Download options
  • Support
  • Safety and Security

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Cipher Product Specification

Case Studies

Centrica on the value of Cipher

Charles Clark, Director of Intellectual Property at Centrica, discusses the efficiency gains from using Cipher and the tasty bits of data gleaned from using Cipher’s AI over conventional search.
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Seagate on keeping up with technology changes

Chief Intellectual Property Counsel at Seagate, Bob Pechman explains the pressures of supporting the business during a period of rapid technological change and how Cipher helps see the patent landscape through Seagate’s own technology lens.
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BAE Systems on the importance of competitive intelligence in disruptive technology environments

Chief Counsel for Intellectual Property and Technology Law, Dr. Bobby Mukherjee, explains how his IP team uses Cipher to help communicate the importance of IP internally and to navigate complex technology landscapes.
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ARM on classifiers and managing patent budgets

Rob Calico, VP Litigation and IP, discusses the challenges of managing a sophisticated portfolio in a fast-moving technology environment, and how Cipher has helped them manage their patenting strategy and budgets.
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BorgWarner on how automation increases speed and reduces cost

Technical Product Strategy Lead, Chris Kowalsky, explains the problems with existing approaches to patent search and how Cipher Automotive has improved efficiency as they develop new technologies essential to the future of the car.
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Ocado on balancing IP protection with mitigation of patent risk and conflict

Head of IP, Lucy Wojcik, talks about the need instant answers to who’s doing what and how Cipher helped Ocado implement a world class IP strategy.
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Richardson Oliver Insights on the challenges of IP Teams

COO of Richardson Oliver Insights, Erik Oliver, talks about the challenges faced by IP teams with managing high value portfolios and the increased demand for both better data and better ways to communicate the value of patents.
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Commercial Engagement Options

We can develop a solution that fits your individual needs, but here are some options our customers have chosen:

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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