New Intellectual Property Magazine Features Patent Industry Trends; Provides Real Time Glimpse of Possible Investment Risks for Venture Capitalists and Technology Investors

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Venture capitalists, fund managers, M&A executives and technology investors can keep on track of technology investment trends based on patent and patent application activity. With intellectual property accounting for more than 70 percent of the market cap of the Fortune 500, and nearly 90% of NASDAQ-listed companies, non-patent professionals such as financial and business executives must base decisions on timely patent information in from a business perspective. IPFrontline Magazine’s intellectual property focused articles and features makes timely patent information digestible and usable for non-patent professionals.

PatentCafe, publisher of global patent data, enterprise patent research software and invention resources, has introduced IPFrontline™ Intellectual Property and Technology Magazine.

IPFrontline is the first online publication to feature competitive patent industry reports covering 14 key industry segments, as well as the 200 most active companies receiving patents. The up-to-date patent activity reports can help venture capitalists, industry analysts, fund managers, business investment advisors and other technology investors keep current on the latest U.S patent trends.

The IPFrontline focus is on news, trends, technologies, laws, policy and issues related to the discovery, commercial exploitation and protection of invention.

IPFrontline, a powerful new entrant into mainstream intellectual property law publications, publishes patent trend data based on nearly 8,000 patents issued each week by the US Patent and Trademark Office. The real-time patent charts online track patent trends of 14 key industry segments, as well as patent performance of the Top 200 companies and patent law firms.

Andy Gibbs, PatentCafe’s CEO notes that “intellectual property accounts for more than 70 percent of the market cap of the Fortune 500, and nearly 90% of NASDAQ-listed companies. Whether investing in a Fortnue 100 companies, or early stage technology start ups, the understanding of patent trends of companies and industries is vital to intelligent decision-making.”

As a result of new patent laws enacted in 2001, the US Patent and Trademark Office publishes all patent applications 18 months after they are filed, whether the patent issues, or not. The Patent indices Reports cover 10 years trends of issued US patents, and more importantly, current 52-week trends on published patent applications.

This early publication of patent applications gives investors clear insight as to the most active technology or product areas where patents are being filed, allowing technology investors and early stage technology companies to assess the potential risks of investing in R&D to create yet another entry in what will soon be a crowded patent field. Understanding what companies are patenting in what technology areas may provide clues to future patent infringement litigation potential.

The Patent Indices Reports cover 14 key industry segments, and show the technology and product composition, based on patent classifications, for: Aerospace & Defense; Auto & Transportation; Banking and Financial Services; Chemicals; Computer Software; Computer Hardware; Electronics; Energy & Utilities; Health Care; Manufacturing; Media, Entertainment; Metals & Mining; Pharmaceuticals; Telecommunications.

Gibbs says: “IPFrontline’s unique articles and features deliver unparalleled depth and breadth of information for patent professionals, and at the same time makes timely patent information digestible and usable for non-patent professionals. The fresh editorial perspective explores the logical relationships between patents, invention and commerce.”

IPFrontline’s cover stories and OP-ED columns are provided for free to inventors and other casual readers, while professional features and premium content are available by subscription.

IPFrontline Intellectual Property and Technology Magazine is available online at

About PatentCafe, Inc. is a privately held provider of intellectual property management resources for industry. Through its network of 6 web properties, it provides the broadest collection of software and patent management solutions for enterprise, international patent data, IP news, and invention resources.

The company’s nearly ½ million monthly users worldwide include patent and corporate attorneys, technology investors, financial analysts, engineers, independent inventors and corporate executives responsible for the development, management, enforcement and commercialization of intellectual property.

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