International Patent Information
Conference & Exposition
5 - 8 March 2017 - Rome, Italy
Stephen Adams - Managing Director, Magister Ltd.
Stephen Adams is the Managing Director of Magister Ltd., a UK consultancy specialising in patents information. Mr. Adams has a B.Sc. in chemistry from the
University of Bristol and an M.Sc. in Information Science from City University, London. He has worked in a variety of government, private research and
industrial information departments, specialising in patent information since 1988. He is the author of “Information Sources in Patents”, published by KG Saur
Verlag, and serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of “World Patent Information”.
Miguel Albrecht – Director Information Services Processing, European Patent Office
Since 2004 at the EPO, Dr Albrecht is, as Director of Information Services Processing, responsible for all prior-art content products used internally for search
and externally by DOCDB customers.
Following his PhD in Astrophysics, Miguel held various executive positions focused on big data at the European Space Agency (ESA), the European Southern
Observatory (ESO) and beamgate solutions, a start-up company he co-founded in 2000. Miguel is a transformation leader exploring the potential of digital
Maik Annies - IP Analyst, Syngenta
Maik Annies, PhD is an IP Analyst at Syngenta, Intellectual Property, Basel/Switzerland. After graduating in chemistry and finishing his thesis in biochemistry
at Max-Planck-Institute for Brain Research in Frankfurt/Germany, he worked as a research scientist in the pharmaceutical industry. In 2004 he joined
Syngenta's IP department as IP Analyst. Maik is responsible for maintenance and development of Syngenta’s technology monitoring services.
Lucy Antunes – Library and Patent Searching Analyst, Nutrition and Health, E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
Lucy Teixeira Antunes (formerly Lucy Akers) is a U.S. Patent Agent with over 27 years of experience in the patent information field. She has formerly held
patent information positions at Shell and ExxonMobil, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and is currently a patent analyst with Dupont. From 2000-2004, Ms. Akers was
Chair of the Patent Information Users Group, whose membership grew over 20% during her term. Her leadership and work with the PIUG and connections
with other professional organizations, such as with the Patent and Trademark Group in the UK, and with WON in the Netherlands, makes her a recognized
international figure in the patent information world, particularly for her active role in patent information development, training and education. She is currently
the Chair of the Selection Board for the International Patent Information Award. Lucy holds an B.A. in Chemistry from Wheaton College, Norton, MA and a
M.S. in Organizational Leadership from Quinnipiac University.
Christopher B. Austin – Partner, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
Chris is a U.S. patent attorney providing strategic, business-centric counsel to clients regarding the protection and management of their intellectual property
assets. His practice focuses on global patent preparation and prosecution, patent portfolio management, the establishment, development, and management
of intellectual property systems, and intellectual property transactions. Chris also specializes in patent analytics and patent mapping systems and techniques,
with emphasis on distilling large volumes of patent information into digestible forms from which companies can make intelligent business decisions. Chris
obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering at Northwestern University, and his Juris Doctor (J.D.) Degree from Marquette University.
Jan Baur – STN Trainer, FIZ Karlsruhe
For more than six years Jan Baur is STN trainer for FIZ Karlsruhe, the European partner of STN International. He is giving specialized technical training for
non-patent and patent databases on STN with teaching topics ranging from the STN retrieval language and patent searching to biochemical and chemical
searching on STN. Jan Baur graduated from CAU Kiel and RWTH Aachen universities, holding degrees in Biology and Economical Geography and
Felix Coxwell – Product Manager, Questel
Responsible for the Orbit Intelligence product line, Felix works with Questel clients to prioritize developments, design new features and communicate the
results. He brings 14 years of experience in both intellectual property and software design as well as a passion for aggressively delivering innovative, simple
Julien Doudement - Product Manager, GQ Life Sciences
Julien Doudement is a Product Manager at GQ Life Sciences. He advises customers on patent search best practices, while advancing new product features
and content delivery. With 10 years at the company, he combines extensive biological research experience with a deep understanding of the GQ platform.
Previously at Servier Laboratories, he immersed himself in the daily application of information technology to biological problems in drug discovery. He holds
Master Degrees in Biology and Bioinformatics.
Bettina de Jong - CEPIUG
Bettina de Jong has recently started as freelancer in the patent information area. Until the end of 2016 she was Global Head Patent Analysis at Shell
International. She represents the Confederacy of European Patent Information User Groups (CEPIUG) in the collaboration with the PDG and PIUG to set up
examination and certification for patent information professionals. She is a member of the Standing Advisory Committee before the EPO on Patent
Documentation and Information (SACEPO/PDI) since 2006. Bettina was chair of the Dutch patent information user group WON for 16 years, and PDG Board
member for 4 years.
Anna Graschenkova – Industrial Property Information Officer, International Classifications and Standards Division, WIPO
Anna Graschenkova completed a Specialist’s degree with distinction in Mathematics and Information Science at Moscow City Teachers Training University
(Russia), followed by a Master of European Law (LL.M) with distinction at Moscow State Institute of International Relations (Russia).
For five years (from 2002 to 2006), she worked as a mathematics and information science teacher in a Lycée of Information Technologies in Moscow, during
the last year combining this position with the position of deputy director. After that, she worked as a principal specialist in the International Cooperation
Department of Rospatent (Federal Service for Intellectual Property) and in 2010 moved to Geneva to work as industrial property information officer at
Standards Section in World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
During her work in WIPO, Ms. Graschenkova successfully led the discussions of ST.14 Task Force, which resulted in the adoption in 2016 of the revised
recommendations for the inclusion of references cited in patent documents, and Trademark Standardization Task Force, which developed WIPO Standard
ST.68 “Electronic management of sound marks” (adopted by the Committee on WIPO Standards in 2016). She is constantly in contact with representatives of
IP offices to collect information on IP offices’ practices related to WIPO Standards and other aspects of IP information and documentation. She is also a WIPO
liaison with IP information user community with respect to WIPO Standards; in this capacity, she regularly attends PDG IMPACT meetings.
Richard Gynn – Sales Engineering & Onboarding Manager – LexisNexis IP Solutions
Richard is a Sales Engineering & Onboarding Manager at LexisNexis and has been working in the IP field for around 19 years. Originally working on, and later
responsible for, training all engineers in creation and classification of DWPI records, he has worked in a range of technical and training roles across IP. These
have ranged from training technical, support and training professionals in aspects of IP, IP analytics and associated technologies, through to training sales
managers and corporate executives on the value of IP and IP tools to organizations. He has been a professionally recognized trainer for 13 years and has a
BSc in Physics from Durham University.
Richard Hollis – Regional Sales Director, Corporate International, ProQuest
Richard manages ProQuest’s international sales for the corporate information market, including pharmaceutical, patent, scitech, and business clients for
ProQuest Dialog. Richard has over 35 years of experience in the global information and publishing industry and, prior to joining ProQuest, worked in business
development roles with IET Inspec, Cambridge University Press, Reed Elsevier, and Wolters Kluwer. He has a BA from Bristol University, an MA Librarianship
from Sheffield University and an MBA from the Open University Business School.
Rahman Hyatt - Director, Minesoft
Rahman Hyatt has over 15 years experience in the Information Industry. Having trained clients on patent and trademark search tools extensively during his
early career, Rahman is an experienced senior member of the management team, a director and shareholder of Minesoft. He plays an active role in business
and product development and leads specific development projects for corporate clients in addition to overseeing the sales and client services teams,
combining his expertise in technology and patents.
Tsutomu Kiriyama – Chair of PDG of INFOSTA and Guest Researcher of Japio
Tsutomu Kiriyama is an adviser of HAYABUSA(falcon) International P.O. He is a guest researcher of Japio. He is also Chair of PDG of INFOSTA, Japan. He is
also a schoolmaster of PIA school of Raytec. Co.
Joost Kollöffel – Senior Marketing Manager, RightsDirect
Joost Kollöffel is responsible for understanding the needs of the corporate market in Europe and creating RightsDirect’s communication strategy. Joost is
working in the scientific information and publishing industry for over 20 years, starting in a corporate library of a global life sciences company to a large
publisher such as Elsevier to a small start-up focusing on online continuous medical education. He is based in Amsterdam.
Rik Minoodt - Head Business Development Europe, Darts-ip
Master in Law, started his career at a leading IP firm in Brussels. Changed to Darts-ip where he became head of Scandinavian Legal and business team.
Since beginning 2016 heading the European business development team. Guest lecturer at several universities.
Elke Mueller – Head STN Sales, FIZ Karlsruhe
Elke Mueller holds the position of Head STN Sales, Industry & Patent Offices at FIZ Karlsruhe. Her responsibilities comprise the management of sales as well
as training activities for STN at FIZ Karlsruhe. Prior to joining FIZ Karlsruhe in 2000 she worked for several years in various sales positions in the
pharmaceutical industry. Elke Mueller has a degree in Chemistry and a PhD in Biophysical Chemistry from the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany.
Grant Philpott – Principal Director ICT, European Patent Office
Grant Philpott has been principal director in the search and examination area of the European Patent Office (EPO) since March 2012. In 2014 he brought
together the EPO’s computer and telecommunications patenting operations, and now manages the resultant information and communication technology unit
comprising over 700 highly qualified patent examiners based in The Hague and Munich. Prior to 2012 Mr. Philpott was responsible for the EPO’s
semiconductor patenting directorate in Munich. During his 25 years at the EPO he has worked across a broad range of technical fields including mechanics
and industrial chemistry, as a committee member of the European qualifying exam, in the EPO’s Controlling Office and for several automation projects. Before
joining the EPO Mr. Philpott spent several years as director of the Brazilian subsidiary of a German electrical components manufacturer and as an engineering
officer in the British Army. He holds an engineering degree from Cambridge University.
Rob Poolman - Senior Manager, Minesoft
Rob is currently a Senior Manager (Innovation and Consulting) at Minesoft Ltd, UK. In 2000, and having completed a PhD in Biochemistry, Rob started his
career at Pfizer as a Biotechnology Information Consultant providing biomedical, patent and competitive intelligence to both research scientists and patent
attorneys. During 6 years at Pfizer, he helped form and lead a high performing team of information professionals within the Legal division. In 2006, he joined
Novartis to create and manage the NIBR Search and Analytics team and during the last 3 years at Novartis, Rob completed an MBA at Warwick Business
School which allowed him to take on additional operational and managerial responsibilities. In late 2014 and after 15 years of experience in the information
industry, Rob joined Minesoft to spearhead their future product development, to enhance their consultancy based approach and to bring an end user
perspective to the company.
Izumi Tsuzuki – Associate Professor, Osaka Institute of Technology
Izumi Tsuzuki worked for Maruzen for more than 10 years as an instructor of Dialog Information System and patent databases. After leaving that company, she
joined a patent office in Osaka. After some years, she joined KMK Digitex and G-Search, which were providing information systems and agents of Dialog.
From April 2005 to March 2014, she was an associate professor at the Graduate School of Intellectual Property of Osaka Institute of Technology (OIT) in
Japan. Until March 2015, she was one of the vice chairpersons of the Patent Search Grand Prix (PSGp) organized by IPCC in cooperation with OIT and
JAPIO. She established HIT Service Institute, and has been doing her activities in the field of patent information, especially education. She holds a Ph.D. in
physical chemistry from Kyoto University in Japan.
Paul van Elburg – Patent Analyst, Shell International B.V
Born in 1959, married with Daniela ; two daughters (12, 17).
Studied Chemistry at Leiden University, completed a Ph.D. in Chemistry at the Technical University of Enschede, followed by a post-doctoral year in
Joined Shell in 1988 at the Shell laboratory in Amsterdam as a researcher (detergents, lubricants), followed by the Shell Laboratory in Sittingbourne, UK
Joined Intellectual Property as a Patent Analyst in Shell-The Hague as from 2000.
Diane Webb – President, BizInt Solutions
Diane Webb is President and CEO of BizInt Solutions, Inc. She has almost 30 years of experience managing the development of software tools to analyze
and present competitive intelligence information, with a focus on drug pipeline, clinical trial and patent data.
John Willmore – VP Product Development, BizInt Solutions
John Willmore is Vice President, Product Development, for BizInt Solutions, Inc. and manages the development of all aspects of the BizInt Solutions product
line. John has over 20 years of experience in processing, analyzing and integrating patent and drug pipeline information, and has worked closely with patent
and drug pipeline publishers over that period.