Effective IP-Data Mining Solutions​

Creating unique monitoring solutions to advance IP practices​

With an emphasis on IP-data, Towergate is your gateway to a wide range of innovative monitoring solutions, reports, and visualizations. Surveillance reports, customized tables, galleries, and customized visualization options… we have the know-how and tools to meet your needs. Contact us to discuss



Number of uspto trademarks documents indexed to date​


Competitors searched regularly​


Us trademarks monitored weekly​​


Trademark Reporting and Visualization​

Trademark filings contain a wealth of information, especially when it comes to keeping tabs on competitors or on specific industries or sectors. Towergate utilizes a variety of techniques to extract, aggregate, and to report trademark filing analytics. Using tables, timelines, relationship charts, design galleries, etc; data can be presented in a wide array of useful formats and into customized reports​

Bulk TM Monitoring​

Monitor a large volume of marks or entire portfolios at low cost!​

TTAB Watch​

Monitor all weekly opposition and cancellation proceedings at the TTAB​

Domain Name & Web-page Content Monitoring​

Monitor new domain registrations and detect webpage content changes, using​

Madrid Refusals Watch​

Monitor Madrid Refusals into or from any jurisdiction using a variety of customized​

Competitive Intelligence​​

Monitor company-specific TM filings or filings matching your criteria, in order to detect potential new competitors​​​

2(D) Citation Watch​

Trademarks that have been cited within another’s 2(D) refusal​​

Patent Citation Watch​​

Monitor new domain registrations and detect webpage content changes, using​


Patent Analysis of Public SaaS Companies
February 5th, 2020 / / Charts, / 0 Comments​

After a rebound from the previous year, SaaS companies had a successful 2019, paving the way for other IPOs in that category. Vital to VCs’ portfolio, public SaaS companies also have amassed considerable patent portfolios. Searching Crunchbase’s company categories in combination with IPqwery patent data, we are able to take a closer look at overall filing trends. Using IPqwery mapping, all acquisitions and subsidiaries are accounted for to get the full account of all relevant patent statistics.

Given their history, it is no surprise that Citrix, ServiceNow, and Akamai lead in terms of total patents. Both show no signs of slowing down with a combined 42 published patents in 2020 alone. In addition, the volume of patent publications continues to rise since 2015 for most companies on the list, indicating no slowdown in filings. The “Pending to Total Patent” ratio (shown in the last column) can be used to highlight and to gauge the amount of recent innovation being conducted for each company. The higher ratio means more recent patents filed compared to their overall patent holdings.

Using IPqwery on the Crunchbase Marketplace users can dive deeper by viewing the top technologies used by each company, as well as the number of patents pre and post IPO. In addition, lists can be exported to include a company’s full patent portfolio including Title, Abstract, Patent Class, and more. In a similar fashion, trademark filing data can be added to help provide insights into current and future brands in the marketplace and pipeline.

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Increased Frequency of Cryptocurrency Terms within the Goods and Services of US Trademark Filings
October 26th, 2017 / / Charts, / 0 Comments​

Here’s a quick view of the increase over the past few years in the use of cryptocurrency terms found within the goods and services descriptions of US trademark filings.

Specifically, we searched for the use of terms such as Bitcoin, Blockchain and Cryptocurrency. As can be seen, there has been a significant uptick in filings, especially in the third quarter of 2017. Note that Q4-2017 data is not included.



Cryptocurrency filings


Below are tracks of the frequency of the terms Bitcoin and Blockchain, as from Google Trends.

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IP-Growth Comparison of Fintechs
February 28th, 2017 / / Charts, funding, IP analytics, patents, trademark, / 0 Comments​

Here are comparative growth charts of some Fintech Startups, identified by PrivCo as IPO candidates in 2017. IPqwery charted their overall IP filings (patents plus trademarks) and funding rounds.

For our sample, we chose 4 companies that had a similar number of total IP filings, although the relative number of patents vs trademarks are varied within the group. One additional company (boku) was included as an outlier, having many more filings than the others (the vast majority of them being patents).

Not surprisingly, overall there seems to be a positive relationship between funding and filing activity. Generally, the rate of IP filing increases in close proximity to funding rounds, whether for patents or trademarks. Perhaps naturally, securing IP for any startup may bode well for investors.

Fintech IP Growth


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IP Smackdown: Twitter vs Snapchat
September 30th, 2016 / / Charts, / 0 Comments​

In a head to head comparison, IPqwery presents the IP holdings of Twitter and Snapchat. True, may not be a comparison of equals, but an interesting one nonetheless.

Note: Aggregating this data is not trivial.  There are many data manipulations required to accurately compile the IP profile for any company. This includes normalizing company names, verifying subsidiary companies and grouping related entities, and even match inventors with their respective companies.

To investigate how this works in more detail, check out the IPqwery Chrome extension for Crunchbase and test it out yourself.

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