Cipher Vision Podcast

This award-winning podcast is dedicated to unleashing the strategic value of patents.

Cipher Vision

We are proud to be among the top IP podcasts in the industry. Currently, in its third season, hosts Francesca Levoir and Nigel Swycher speak to th industry professionals to learn how they are using technology and patent data in their world.


This podcast series aims to create thought-provoking conversations with industry leaders and qualified professionals to provide insights on topics such as:

  • Storytelling with data
  • How disruptive technologies are redefining the competitive landscape
  • How machine learning and artificial intelligence are changing the IP world.

Tune into the podcast series and follow us now, so you never miss an episode. Continue the conversation on our social channels using #CipherVision.

Podcast Host

Nigel Swycher is the CEO of LexisNexis® Cipher. He also embarked on a new journey to be the host of the podcast series Cipher Vision. He worked as an IP lawyer for 20 years, serving as a partner at Slaughter and May in London. Throughout his career, he has focused on creating, defending and exploiting IP assets. He helped companies, their advisers and investors understand the importance of intangible assets.

He is a director of ORoPO (the Open Register of Patent Ownership) and is recognized as an expert by the IAM Strategy 300.

Podcast Co-Host

Francesca Levoir is the head of marketing at LexisNexis Cipher and also the co-host of Cipher Vision podcast. She has a wealth of experience and brings 20+ years of global expertise.

In her tenure she has built teams in Asia and Europe; focusing on building brands in new markets, product launches, acquisitions and developing new business leads for sales. She started her Marketing career at Procter & Gamble.

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Featured Episodes

Protecting Innovation with Director Vidal

Kathi Vidal USPTO Director

SDGs through a Patent Lens

Marco Richter Global Head of Customer Success LexisNexis Intellectual Property

Managing PAE Patent Risk

Ken Seddon CEO of LOT Network, discusses the PAE (Patent Assertion Entity) patent risk

Understanding Patent Value

Jay Yonamine, Product Manager of GEO at Google, discusses his perspective on patent value

Podcast seasons

A 20 min podcast for intellectual property professionals

Season Three Episodes

Leading the change.

Season Two Episodes

Communicating the impact of innovation

Season One Episodes

Unleashing the strategic value of patents

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