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The LexisNexis Cipher Platform

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

Why was LexisNexis Cipher created?

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


LexisNexis Cipher Classifiers

Build your own classifiers using supervised machine learning to automate patent-to-technology mapping.

See how you can have your own Classifiers in a Custom Taxonomy.

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.

LexisNexis Cipher Essentials

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.

Universal Technology Taxonomy

This first-of-it’s-kind taxonomy divides 45 million patents into ten super-classes and 121 sub-classes.

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.

Featured Content

Discover our latest reports, podcast, and comprehensive analysis on patent intelligence and Industry trends.


Game Over for the West?

Gaming is often at the forefront of innovation, with companies embracing new technology to satisfy their customers’ demand for novelty. This continual adoption of new technology makes it the perfect industry to examine with Cipher’s Universal Technology Taxonomy (UTT). Learn how Japan currently dominates gaming innovation.

Cipher Vision Podcast

Promoting SEPs Transparency

Episode 5 in Season 3 of the Cipher Vision Podcast series features Tim Pohlmann, CEO, LexisNexis IPlytics. He joins us to discuss the world of SEPs, from areas of conflict to new opportunities, sharing the benefits of clarity and drawing on high-quality data.

News & Press

LexisNexis enters into definitive agreement to acquire Aistemos and its Cipher classification platform

The acquisition further enhances PatentSight, LexisNexis flagship IP analytics solution.


Classifying Patents Using Machine Learning

Whether you are trying to understand the competitive landscapebenchmark against it, review your portfolio, explore monetisation options or perform due diligence. It’s unrealistic to be able to read them all to find out.

Cipher can help.

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Application Drafting

Write high-quality patents with precision using LexisNexis® PatentOptimizer®. Create consistent, accurate, and more informed office action responses that reduce human error, manually intensive activities, and overall costs.

IP Analytics & Intelligence

Become a more effective IP manager with LexisNexis® PatentSight®. Identify worldwide relevant patents and technology trends, assess the competitive landscape, and find partners and licensing opportunities by getting insights into worldwide patent portfolios.

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Brand Protection

Protect your brand and safeguard your customers from global, systemic IP infringement with LexisNexis® Brand Protection powered by Appdetex. Efficiently identify and investigate high-value targets, no matter where and how they are operating.