Meet the Experts

 

Laura Bantle, Esq.
Solution Consultant, Patent Products
United States of America

 

Laura is a registered US patent attorney and is a member of the Minnesota Bar. Laura earned her B.S. from the College of Biological Sciences at the University of Minnesota, and graduated magna cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law. Prior to joining Thomson Reuters, Laura gained corporate industry experience in pharmaceutical regulatory compliance and patent licensing.

 

 

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Mark Bauer
Chemist
Solution Consultant, Custom IP Solutions
United States of America

 

Mark is a graduate of University of Pennsylvania in Chemistry. His career began as a bench chemist for Du Pont has evolved into his current role for the past 22 years as an expert consultant to patent searchers, attorneys, analysts, chemists and engineers. Mark leverages his IP workflow expertise to help clients best utilize IP content and tools. His current role focuses on providing custom IP solutions, including the content and technical aspects of our IP Web Services, IP Data Feeds as well as project based IP workflow development.

 

 

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Elena Galli
Patent Product Specialist
Italy

 

Elena joined Thomson Reuters in 2008 as a Customer Support and Solution Consultant with the Trademarks division, CompuMark, working with Italian clients. Elena has a degree in Forest and Environmental Sciences and concentrated on languages. She is fluent in Italian, English and French.

 

 

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Thierry Iglesias
Solution Consultant, Patents
France

 

Thierry joined Clarivate Analytics in 2006 as an Account Manager, IP Solutions working with clients across 15 European countries. Thierry holds a BA degree in International Business and is fluent in French, English, Spanish and basic Italian. He is completing a program of Professional Experience Validation, at the University of Nice, in order to validate specific field experience from his sales career. Prior to joining Thomson Reuters in 2006, Thierry was a Key Account Manager for a world-leading provider of information solutions. He lead several business development projects, supporting existing key accounts among Southern Europe, prospecting new markets in Spain, France, and Portugal. He also worked with the largest Academic and Government consortia, covering all universities, leading engineering and business schools and most of the Research Centers, in France.

 

 

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Benno Jensen
Manager, Solution Consultants - EMEA
Patent Products
Denmark

 

Benno has a graduate degree as a Librarian from The Royal School of Library & Information Science in Copenhagen,
Denmark. During his career he has continuously extended his theoretical foundation by completing numerous
professional development courses. Benno is an experienced patent information expert who joined the company in 2002, starting in sales and later moving in to customer services, focusing on customer pre and post-sales work. He now specializes in patent research tools and analysis of patent information and leads the European patent expert team.

 

 

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Paul Kidd, Ph.D.
Solution Consultant, Custom IP Solutions
United Kingdom

 

Paul earned his Ph.D in Chemistry from the University of Kent at Canterbury. He leads the IP solution consulting lifecycle to specify, design and deliver workflow implementations using our IP Solutions including: Custom IP Applications (CIPA), Professional Services, Data Analyzer (TDA) Custom Macro’s, data feed and API products. Paul joined the company in 1996 and has worked both as a polymer patent analyst and manager of the chemistry editorial team for the Derwent World Patent Index (DWPI).

 

 

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Andrew Klein, MLS
Solution Consultant, Patent Products
United States of America

 

Andrew holds a Master's degree in Library Science from Indiana University in Bloomington, and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. Prior to joining Clarivate Analytics, Andrew worked as a science librarian in both academic and corporate settings. He brings to the team expertise in chemical and polymeric information, intellectual property needs in corporate R&D, and training diverse communities of information seekers.

 

 

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Brian Larner
Chemist Solution Consultant, Patent Products
United Kingdom

 

Brian has a first class honors chemistry degree from University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He joined the company in 1988 as a patent analyst working in the chemistry and pharmaceutical areas working on the Derwent World Patent Index (DWPI) database. He is an expert on this database as well as having extensive knowledge of patent information in general.

 

 

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Thomas Lunde, MBA, Esq.
Solution Consultant, Patent Products
United States of America

 

Thomas is a registered US patent attorney and is admitted to practice law in New York and Minnesota. Prior to joining Thomson Reuters in 2005, Thomas handled patent prosecution and litigation matters in private practice for an IP specialist law firm and, prior to attending law school, he worked in Silicon Valley in a variety of technical roles. He attended the University of Iowa, earning double degrees in Computer Science and Political Science, and the Cardozo School of Law. Thomas also holds an MBA degree in Finance.

 

 

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Agnes Malatinszky, M.A., J.D.
Patent Product Specialist
United States of America

 

Agnes earned her M.A. from King’s College London and her J.D. from Tulane University Law School, where she specialized in intellectual property law and received The Order of Barristers. Her background includes research with the World Intellectual Property Organization, as well as courses on Social Selling and Lean Six Sigma. Prior to joining the company, she worked at several litigation firms in the United States and Europe. Agnes speaks fluent English and Hungarian.

 

 

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Larry Mulcahy, Ph.D.
Solution Consultant, Patent Products
United States of America

 

Larry received his Ph.D. from Brown University in Molecular & Cellular Biology and Biochemistry. He leveraged his background in education, by conducting patent search and patent landscaping courses as part of two Master’s programs. Larry has experience in several life sciences fields as a graduate student, postdoctoral fellow, and applications scientist.

 

 

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Dawn Owens, Esq.
Patent Product Specialist
United States of America

 

Dawn is a registered US patent attorney and is admitted to practice in the state of Florida. She earned her B.S. in Electrical Engineering, from the University of North Florida, and has her Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification. Dawn also holds a B.A. in Philosophy minor in Communication, as well as certifications in Small Business Development, Advanced Legal Research, Writing, and Drafting, and International and Comparative Law. Prior to joining the company, Dawn gained corporate industry experience working in patent law within the pharmaceutical industry and at a private firm as a Patent Law associate, conducting research for and drafting patent applications.

 

 

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Garett Padilla, M.S., Esq.
Solution Consultant, Patent Products
United States of America

 

Garett is a registered US patent attorney and is admitted to practice in the state of Minnesota. He has both an undergraduate and graduate degrees in Cellular and Molecular Biology. Garett is a member of PIUG and has attended and presented at national and regional meetings, as well as many corporate clients.

 

 

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Chantal Ritleng
Solution Consultant, Patent Products
United Kingdom

 

Chantal earned her Master’s in Economics, Sales and Marketing from the German-French University DFHI/ISFATES (University of Saarbrücken, Germany and University of Metz, France), and a diploma (DESS) in International Relations from Strasbourg University. Prior to joining the company, she worked in the IP world at several companies in various sales Account Management and training roles. Coming from the Alsace region of France, bordering Germany, Chantal is bilingual French and German, and also speaks fluent Spanish.

 

 

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Heike Ross, Ph.D., European Patent Attorney
Solution Consultant, Patent Products
Denmark

 

Heike is European Patent Attorney, and holds a BSc and a PhD in Biochemistry from The University of Dundee. She has worked in private practice as well as a patent information specialist, which gave her a deep understanding of European and Danish patent laws and patent prosecution procedures and international patent information.

 

 

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If you have additional questions or need assistance engaging an expert in Patent Products and Services, please feel free to contact, either: Bridget Cho, our Project Manager, or our Global Director, Kim Rice DeGross, Esq.

 

Bridget Cho, MBA
Project Manager
United States of America

 

Bridget Cho is a Project Manager at Clarivate Analytics where her primary responsibility is managing customer programs in both EMEA and the Americas for Clarivate Analytics’ patent databases and solutions. Bridget has been with the company for 15 years and has extensive experience supporting Thomson Innovation across many industries in her current and past roles with the company. Bridget holds a MBA from Roosevelt University, as well as a B.M. in Clarinet Performance and can be reached at bridget.cho@clarivate.com.

 

 

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Kim Rice DeGross, Esq.
Director, Global Solution Consultants
Patent Products
United States of America

 

The global Patent experts team is led by Kim Rice DeGross, Esq., the Director of the Global Solution Consultants. Kim holds a Juris Doctor from The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, and is a member of both the Maryland and DC Bar. She has an undergraduate degree with general Honors, in Hearing and Speech Science, from the University of Maryland, and she is certified as a Yellow Belt in Lean Six Sigma. She has been certified in the Sales Manager Development Program, and the Advanced Management at Thomson Reuters Program. Kim has also completed Senn Delaney Culture Transformation and the Social Selling Mastery courses. Kim has a proven track record as a skilled leader at ensuring superior customer satisfaction. Her team supports new sales and revenue retention, and a blended learning model of training around the globe. Prior to joining the IP & Science group, Kim led the Federal Government Westlaw Account Management team, in the Legal Division. Kim joined Thomson Reuters after serving as an Assistant Attorney General for the Maryland State Police, a litigation associate at Anderson, Coe & King, and as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Clifton J. Gordy, Jr. Kim works out of the Alexandria, VA office and can be reached at kim.degross@clarivate.com

 

 

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