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Patent Classification

Define your view of the technology area you operate in with Classification powered by Cipher.

Bring clarity to innovation by exploring the world of Patent Classification. Discover how the power of machine learning can help you to gain valuable insights for your IP strategy.

Why Classification?

In order to effectively manage your patent portfolio, it is crucial to have a comprehensive understanding of the technology areas in which you operate. This knowledge allows you to analyze your competitors, compare your performance against theirs, and optimize your portfolio accordingly.

To achieve this level of understanding, it is necessary to develop your own definition of the technology landscape. You can utilize Classifiers to obtain a comprehensive view of this landscape without having to manually tag patents or construct complex boolean queries. This is an essential tool for any IP team, as it ensures that no key patents are overlooked.

What is Patent Classification

What is Classification

With 44+m active patents, how can you zone in on the patents that are relevant to the technology areas you operate in? By building a classifier that is defined to your technology area will allow you to do this.

LexisNexis PatentSight+ uses Classification powered by Cipher, which uses AI to read all the 44m+ patents globally and pull the relevant patents into your classifier. The classifier is defined by you and the machine does all the hard work of going and finding the right patents. The machine can read more than 60 million patents an hour and looks at 200,000 data points in the patent.

How does Classification work

Firstly, you define the scope of the technology area for your classifier.

Secondly, the classifier is trained by using a training set of patents that should be in the classifier and those that shouldn’t be included.

Thirdly, you review and use extra information such as similar families or suggestions to refine the classifier.

Finally, you evaluate the results and build your patent landscape and report in PatentSight+.

Classification powered by Cipher is used by many companies

LexisNexis Cipher has built over 9000 classifiers for Patent owning organisations and they are all actively using their view of the technology space to proactively manage their patent portfolios.

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Why Cipher

Because we combine expertise in intellectual property (IP) and classified patent data to provide evidence-based decisions.

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Cipher Certified

Gain control by building your own bespoke view of the patent landscape. Full training is provided.

Custom Taxonomy

By using your view of key technologies, we can build your patent custom taxonomy, eliminating the need to manually review and tag patents.

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Cipher Platform

Our software platform uses machine learning to classify patent data, and to model patent technology landscapes.

On-Demand Webinars

On-Demand Webinar

Cipher Classifiers – Get Your View of the Technology Space

Ever wondered how you could get your view of the technology space without long, boolean strings or manual tagging? PatentSight is excited to announce that you can get your view of the technology space with Cipher Classifiers. 

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On-Demand Webinar

How to Justify Your Patent Budget

Not all patent portfolios are created equal, and it’s important to understand where you should allocate your patent budget to deliver the most value for your company.

On-Demand Webinar

Who Are Your Real Threats?

You can’t develop a risk mitigation strategy that is going to work without first obtaining a solid understanding of where threats to your patent portfolio might lie. Find out how you do this in our webinar ‘Who Are Your Real Threats?’ where we help you identify the red flags before they start waving.

On-Demand Webinar

Measuring the Accuracy of AI and Machine Learning for Classifying Patents – What’s the Gold Standard?

We hosted a webinar in collaboration with Patinformatics LLC around how we can test ML (machine learning) for its accuracy in classifying patents.

Please fill out the form with your details, and we will get in touch to schedule a demo.

Request a Demo of Cipher Classifiers

We are excited to show you an alternative to manually tagging patents and building long boolean queries to get your view of the technology landscape. With the automated classifiers, you can:

  • Pull through all the latest patents in the technology area
  • Analyze the results to understand new technology trends
  • Benchmark your portfolio against your competitors 
  • Optimize your portfolio for monetisation or risk management

Submit the form, and we’ll be in touch.

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