Nuestro equipo

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

Mike Baycroft, director general

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, director financiero

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, director de tecnología

Anteriormente, David fue jefe de datos y arquitecto de sistemas en Thomson Scientific de 2004 a 2007, donde diseñó y desarrolló un sistema back-end para la búsqueda, el almacenamiento y la recuperación de datos para las líneas de productos de Patent Web, MPI, Aureka y subsiguiente Thomson Innovation. De 2000 a 2004, David fue un desarrollador clave de contenido de patentes para MicroPatent, responsable del análisis de contenido y de las operaciones de procesamiento, carga y búsqueda de datos a gran escala.

Janice Stevenson, vicepresidenta ejecutiva, relaciones con los clientes

Janice Stevenson aplica su vasta experiencia de soporte al cliente para proporcionar a los clientes de IFI la base que necesitan para que sus solicitudes tengan un éxito pleno. Usa su experiencia en el pasado como formadora, gerente de ventas y desarrolladora centrada en la propiedad intelectual y las solicitudes de patentes.

Rosa Alentorn, vicepresidenta ejecutiva, desarrollo de contenidos

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.