Intellectual Property League Table 2015 Results – Autumn Update

We’re very excited to announce the top fifty companies in the UK’s first Intellectual Property League Table!

The IP League Table is a new ranking of companies based on rating their strength and track record in exploiting their IP assets. Entrants underwent an assessment of IP-specific data linked to 5 key IP asset classes: brand and reputation, critical databases, software, patents and trade secrets.

The results of the assessment were used to calculate an IP score and subsequent ranking for each entrant.

The Top Five

Taking the top spot is Data Conversion Systems (DCS), a Cambridge-based pioneer in consumer digital audio equipment. The company, which has been refining digital-to-analogue conversion for 25 years, displayed exceptional IP management techniques, and it has implemented strong IP-led processes which are designed to build value for shareholders.

Just behind DCS was Edinburgh-based LUX Assure, which researches, develops and markets technologies to solve real-life problems in the oil and gas industry.

In third place was another Edinburgh company, Speech Graphics, which creates cutting-edge facial animation technology for the entertainment industry. Fourth and fifth place were taken by SwiftKey, a London-based company which creates smart keyboards for touchscreen phones, and CC Technology, a Glasgow-based grant-management software developer.

Top 20 IP League Table Entrants

1
Data Conversion Systems
63.5
2
LUX Assure
62.4
3
Speech Graphics
62.3
4
SwiftKey
59.8
5
CC Technology
58
6
Standard Life
57.8
7
WheelRight
57.6
8
Pacifica Group
57.2
9
Exmos
57
10
Connect-In
57
11
Anatom
56.2
12
Sphere Fluidics
56
13
Syrinix
55
14
2020 Business Insight
54.1
15
Bio ID Security
52.2
16
Sodash
52.1
17
Redu Group
51.4
18
Swipiicard
50.8
19
WeeWorld
50.8
20
BrightOffice
50.5

Other Entrants in the Top 50

Best in Patent IP Asset Class

Wearable Technologies and Deep Tek Winch IP were joint leaders in this IP asset class, having equally extensive IP management strategies. Deep Tek Winch IP has developed cost-effective technology for accessing deep and ultra deep water in its core business of cargo recovery. Wearable Technologies offers a range of technologies and know-how aimed at cyclists, runners, equestrians and the emergency services.

1
Wearable Technologies
2
Deep Tek Winch IP
3
Dmist Research
4
Connect-In
5
Sphere Fluidics

Best in Brand and Reputation IP Asset Class

Standard Life attained the highest scoring overall for brand & reputation. The company displayed a comprehensively well-developed system for brand management which is designed to build and maintain value within the IP asset class. Standard Life leveraged their brand using their high levels of industry awards, exposure in the press, and great use of social media to strengthen their brand value.

1
Standard Life
 
2
Data Conversion Systems
 
3
WeeWorld
 
4
Sphere Fluidics
 
5
2020 Business Insight

Best in Trade Secret IP Asset Class

The leaders in this IP asset class – Lux Assure and WFS Technologies – displayed a keen awareness of the importance of trade secret protection and management to their business model, having created a healthy trade secrets culture within their business.

1
LUX Assure
 
2
WFS Technologies
 
3
Smith & Sinclair
 
4
Data Conversion Systems
 
5
WheelRight

Best in Critical Database IP Asset Class

Worldteachers Recruitment, a recruitment agency operating in international education, Exmos, a software development firm, and Lux Assure, who deliver novel, unique monitoring technologies for corrosion/integrity management & flow-assurance within the global O&G industry, were the top 3 in the critical databases IP asset class.

1
Worldteachers Recruitment
 
2
Exmos
 
3
LUX Assure
 
4
Redu Group
 
5
TTS Pharma

Best in Software IP Asset Class

CC Technology, a business software developer, was the leader in the software IP asset class. The team of developers within this company have implemented robust software management techniques, resulting in a version 4 system that still has room to evolve and manage customer’s needs around the lifecycle of grant management.

1
CC Technology
 
2
 BrandFour
 
3
SwiftKey
 
4
Bio ID Security
 
5
Altia Solutions

Read the full report here or see our IP League Table Infographic.