OxFirst was established by Oxford University Academics seven years ago with the aspiration to turn commercial law into commercial reality. Its high level law and economics analysis have helped firms, nations and entire regions leverage intellectual property for growth. As such, we have filled an important gap in how research is contributing to the economic and cultural prosperity of society. Universities and their spin outs are neither dictionaries, nor databases, they are the ‘know-how’ and ‘know-why’ of society. Establishing adequate knowledge spill-overs that assure this is happening in practice is core to our mission. In doing so, we seek to translate some of the latest IP analytics into practice; for the benefit of our clients, and society at large.