We are a knowledgeable team with decades of experience in technology and patent research.
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 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在2004年至2007年曾担任Thomson Scientific的首席数据和系统架构师，为Patent Web、MPI、Aureka和随后的Thomson Innovation产品线设计开发分布式后端搜索、存储和数据检索。从2000年到2004年，David是MicroPatent的关键专利内容开发人员，负责内容分析和大规模数据处理、加载和搜索操作。
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.