Digital Science Welcomes Global Patent Data Leader, IFI CLAIMS to its Portfolio of Investments
Today we are proud to announce, our second investment of the year, IFI CLAIMS Patent Services, the preeminent producer of value-added patent data for resellers and innovators.
Digital Science targets businesses which complement our ecosystem of services in the research and scientific services space – this investment bolsters our portfolio of technology tools and services to support the research and healthcare sectors.
Located in New Haven, Connecticut, USA and with satellite offices in Germany and Spain, IFI CLAIMS provides continually updated global patent data to leading patent application providers and corporate researchers worldwide. Comprised of more than 100 million records from 90 countries, including 53 million full text records from 18 jurisdictions, the IFI CLAIMS patent database is accessible through the industry-leading CLAIMS Direct API. Application developers can use CLAIMS Direct to quickly prototype and deploy operational patent search and analysis solutions. Researchers can use CLAIMS Direct to deploy private patent databases in the cloud, or inside the corporate firewall.
Michael Hock, the Managing Director of Holtzbrinck Digital says of the news:
“As research institutions focus on increasing their tech and knowledge transfer for commercial and competitive advantage, patent data offer a useful lens through which to view the impact of academia and research on the economy. This makes the addition of IFI CLAIMS to our investment portfolio a perfect fit for us. In addition to sharing very similar goals, there is also significant potential for co-operation and integration with other products in our portfolio of companies, including Altmetric, ÜberResearch, Labguru, BioRAFT and Figshare.”
Mike Baycroft, CEO of IFI CLAIMS Patent Services and Fairview Research adds:
“We are very pleased to be working with the team at Digital Science. This investment will allow IFI CLAIMS to expand its data coverage and develop new services for our clients. IFI adds a new dimension to the Digital Science portfolio and we are looking forward to a bright future together”.
To learn more about this news, you can see the official press release here and you can follow IFI CLAIMS on Twitter, they are @ificlaims.