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Frequently asked questions
What is Cipher exactly?
Cipher is a technology platform which uses artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to provide customers insights into complex landscapes of patented technology to support their strategic IP decisions.
Cipher automatically maps patents to technologies to enable companies to analyse the landscape through a technology lens.
How can I access Cipher?
Cipher is accessed via an online portal, which will be tailored to your team’s requirements.
Our representatives will be able to arrange trial access following a consultation.
What patent and business needs can Cipher assist with?
Cipher is much more than patent data analysis. Our customers use Cipher to assist with multiple areas of business:
|Benchmarking||Due Diligence||Portfolio Optimisation|
|Budget Management||Inbound Patent Assertion||Risk Mitigation|
|Competitive Intelligence||Monetisation||Technology trends|
Are there options within Cipher?
How much does Cipher cost?
This will depend on the number of patents and patent families which your business owns. One of our friendly Cipher representatives will be only too happy to talk through your options with you.
Which industries can Cipher scan patents for?
The short answer is – all industries.
However, we have in place industry-specific taxonomies for:
|Aerospace and Defence||FMCG||MedTech|
In 2021, Cipher published its Universal Technology Taxonomy, which is the first taxonomy to provide a consistent and objective analysis of patented technologies owned by all companies globally.
Where can I see examples of what Cipher does?
Each of our Solutions and Taxonomies has a sample report available for download.
In 2022, Cipher published its A Global View of Innovation report, scanning seven million technology patents to identify industry trends worldwide.
I have a question which is not covered here
Our friendly experts are always happy to discuss your queries. On our contact page, there are options to arrange a callback with our team at a time convenient to you, wherever you are in the world.