Scientific research is fundamental to our mission

The Patent Research Foundation is at the forefront of scientific computing and big data technologies; our research is at the intersection of data science and patent intelligence. Our mission is to accelerate academic exploration and scientific research in the fields of artificial intelligence, data science and patent analysis. Our passion is to continually push the limits of data synergies and widely share our innovative insights and knowledge with patent attorneys, IP strategists and scholars around the globe.

PRF research grants foster collaboration

To further our mission, the Patent Research Foundation provides research grants of $1,000 to $10,000 for cutting‑edge research, as well as access to unique and valuable datasets on patent-to-patent similarity, patent metadata, and other computations. If you would like to be considered for a grant, please review the Program Summary for details.

Validation is paramount for trust

The Patent Research Foundation has formed an Academic Advisory Board to provide strategic input, insight and expertise in the key areas of artificial intelligence, data science and patent analysis. Our trusted board includes scholars publishing in business, law, economics, and computer science, providing a depth of expertise and transparency unique in the patent field.