Unser Team

We are a knowledgeable team with decades of experience in technology and patent research.

Mike Baycroft, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Mike founded the company in 2006 after leaving Thomson Scientific where he was the VP of Corporate Technology Solutions for the Corporate Markets business unit. He led the development, support, and operations of all Corporate Markets' products including those developed by MicroPatent, Delphion, and Wila. This included customer-facing applications as well as content services reliant on patent data. Mike joined Thomson Scientific through the acquisition of Information Holdings Inc. (IHI) in 2004, the owner of MicroPatent, where he served as CIO. In this position he was responsible for all product development, and was also actively engaged in customer service, business development, and strategic planning as a member of the MicroPatent executive team.

Tom DeTroy, Chief Financial Officer (Finanzvorstand)

Tom joined IFI in 2008 after a prior financial leadership position at MicroPatent and Thomson Scientific. He played a key role in the acquisition and integration of MicroPatent into Thomson Scientific. Prior to joining MicroPatent, Tom was VP of Finance at Uniscribe Professional Services, a $100 million provider of digital document solutions and CFO for Dataline Corporation, a $25 million software developer. Tom has experience with start-up, growth and turn-around businesses, mergers and acquisitions and managing the finance function for small to medium size companies. He is also a member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

David Santamauro, Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

David war zuvor von 2004 bis 2007 Chief Data and Systems Architect bei Thomson Scientific, wo er Verteilte Backend-Suche, Speicherung und Datenabfrage für die Produktlinien Patent Web, MPI, Aureka und dann später für Thomson Innovation entwarf und entwickelte. Von 2000 bis 2004 war David als wichtiger Entwickler von Patentinhalten für MicroPatent verantwortlich für die Inhaltsanalyse und groß angelegte Datenverarbeitungs-, Lade- und Suchvorgänge der Firma.

Janice Stevenson, Executive Vice President, Kundenbetreuung

Janice Stevenson bringt ihre umfassende Erfahrung im Kundensupport ein, um den IFI-Kunden die Grundlagen zu vermitteln, auf denen sie ihre Anwendungen bestmöglich entwickeln können. Sie stützt sich auf ihre frühere Erfahrung als Trainerin, Vertriebsleiterin und Entwicklerin mit den Schwerpunkten Geistiges Eigentum und Patentanmeldungen.

Rosa Alentorn, Executive Vice President, Content-Entwicklung

Rosa ensures that data for CLAIMS Direct clients is of world-class quality. She plans new data additions, works with patent authorities, and leads the editorial team. Prior to joining IFI, Rosa worked for more than 23 years at Prous Science, a drug information provider now part of Clarivate Analytics, as Director of Scientific Information Development. During this time she was responsible for the content and design of scientific and patent databases. She has broad experience leading teams of scientific analysts and chemical data curators as well as integrating data management workflows.

Ronald Kratz, Chief Commercial Officer

Ronald has served as CCO of IFI CLAIMS since 2019. Ron has 25 years of executive management and global sales & marketing experience within the IP sector. His experience ranges from serving as CEO of a US arm of a Dutch publicly traded firm to being a founding member of several start-ups. Ron has spawned several unique IP offerings based on his client-centric commitment over his IP career.