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



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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​​

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Madrid Absolute Refusals: A Unique Insight (but what the hell does it mean?)
May 26th, 2023 / / Uncategorized, / 0 Comments​
Here’s another insightful view of data on Madrid Refusals that we collect and disseminate weekly. Thinking strategically about how this data may potentially be useful to develop your practice can be a worthwhile exercise. Note: The chart is interactive and can be resorted by clicking on the column headings. Click on the % Refusals column to sort the chart from a high number of refusals (top-Canada) to low (bottom-European Union). The percentage refused from each of the following countries tells one story; about where the relative volume of refusals (or the relative chance of being refused) is lesser or greater, for whatever reason. However, what may be even more illuminating is the percentage of refusals based solely on Absolute grounds (click on the last column to sort). Refusals based on Absolute grounds essentially mean that there is something problematic with the application itself, as opposed to a confusion-related issue with another registration. What is clear is that refusals based on Absolute grounds have little relationship to the overall volume or the percentage of refusals within a given country (if you sort by % Refused this becomes even more clear). Canada, for example, has a very high level of overall refusals, yet a relatively low number of Absolute refusals. Likewise for Japan. Alternatively, China and India, with similar high percentages of overall refusals, have many times the number of Absolute refusals. Likewise for Israel. What can account for such diverse results based on Absolute grounds? Our Madrid Refusal Watch provides key insights into international filings each week, which can assist your practice to develop its business. Gain an inside advantage on foreign associates or owners who may need your assistance, whether they are filing within your jurisdiction from abroad, or filing abroad from within your country. Our data can pinpoint either target of your interest and streamline your lead generation process. Please contact us for more information or to get started. Here’s a sample report of refusals from abroad filed into Canada. Our weekly report also includes a separate list of email contacts from each of the representative firms and attorneys in that week’s report, so that you can easily and efficiently communicate with them. Sample refusal report
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Madrid Refusals in UK by Filing Country
May 5th, 2023 / / Charts, trademark, visualization, / 0 Comments​
Here are compiled stats from 2022 of Refusals as a percentage of Designation by Registration under Madrid, using the UK as an example. Is it surprising which countries exhibit the best/worst track records in relation to the percentage of refusals received to filings made? More than a quarter of all refusals had come from the US, yet this represented a rate of refusal of just above 15%. Amongst other countries, there is long tail ranging from one to a few refusals, and up to a couple dozen each; and about 20 countries with several hundred refusals each. Sweden being the only Top 10 country in terms of overall filings into the UK but with less than one thousand refusals, equating to a low rate of refusal of just 5.3%. Analyzing Madrid refusal data can help practices develop relationships with foreign associates and with companies filing into their jurisdiction. For further details about this type of list or to generate similar reports, or to receive a regular data feed for refusals from any Madrid jurisdiction to assist your practice, please contact us.  info@towergatesoftware.com
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Top-10 Opposing Law Firms 2022
April 3rd, 2023 / / Charts, opposition, top opposition filers, ttab, / 0 Comments​
The chart below shows the Top 10 correspondents in 2022 representing plaintiffs (worldwide) in Opposition filings. As a comparison, the number of similar oppositions filed for each firm in 2021 is also noted, together with each firm’s ranking in 2021. For further information about the complete list of Firms or about our data-as-a-service, please contact us or use our form below: The chart below shows the Top 10 correspondents in 2022 representing defendants  (worldwide) in Opposition filings. As a comparison, the number of similar oppositions defended for each firm in 2021 is also noted, together with each firm’s ranking in 2021
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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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