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Doris Spielthenner our Chief Executive Officer, developed NPA™ patent analysis after recognising the potential to identify key patents and companies through a systematic analysis of their citation linkages. Doris grew up in Austria, and got interested in network analysis shortly after completing her Master degrees in communications and international business. Besides unlocking the hidden potential of patent data, Doris has also worked in business relationship analysis for a range of business sectors including the pharmaceutical, law enforcement, and infrastructure tendering in Europe, the United States and Australia. As a pioneer in the field of relationship analysis Doris has published in a number of business journals, including the Pharmaceutical Executive, the Intellectual Property Magazine and Nature Biotechnology. Doris has also invented the concept for a reality TV series, based on social networks which has been shown in Germany and Austria. Doris was a founding partner of FAS.research Austria and its US subsidiary, before joining PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she advises on Customer Analytics. Besides working with all types of data, Doris likes to surf on the Australian and Indonesian coastlines.
Mike Lloyd, has a joint role of Senior Vice-President of Business Development for Ambercite, as well as acting as an IP Management consultant for Griffith Hack. Mike brings extensive knowledge and experience of IP management and more traditional forms of patent analysis to help apply NPA™ patent analysis for the benefit of clients. Originally from New Zealand, Mike has a background and advanced degrees in chemical engineering and IP law, and has studied and worked in New Zealand, Sweden, Finland and Australia. Mike first developed an interest in patent data when working as a research scientist, and deepened this interest when working as an IP manager. Mike has published in the areas of chemical engineering, patent management, the value of patents and the use of patent data in in a wide range of publications and forums, including the international journals Les Nouvelles, and Managing Intellectual Property. Mike has also presented on NPA in conferences in Australia, Singapore, the US and France. Prior to working with NPA™, Mike had applied more traditional patent analysis techniques for business purposes, and this background made Mike a keen adopter and promoter of the benefits of NPA™ patent analysis and AmberScope patent searching. In his spare time, Mike likes to ride anything on two wheels.
George Mokdsi from Griffith Hack is our Special Advisor on Patent Searching, and more than able to convert client objectives into patent search queries that will produce high quality patent datasets. As head of the information services team in Griffith Hack, George has deep experience in searching many commercial and publicly available databases. He conducted and supervised hundreds of searches in all technology fields and specialises in chemical structure and biosequence searching. Prior to working with NPA™, George had been involved in researching the effectiveness and limitations of various search systems, and this background made George an enthusiastic supporter of the development of NPA™ patent analysis and AmberScope patent searching. George has a PhD in Chemistry, and is a keen soccer player when time permits.
Ben Palmer is our Chief Technology Officer. After completing a degree in computer science and a Masters in Artificial Intelligence in England and France, Ben began working within the area of computer games, where processing large amount of data quickly and efficiently is as important as presenting the results in a clear intuitive manner. Eventually Ben went on to start his own games development company, successfully creating an original franchise, selling over one million units, and employing over 140 staff. Ben and a small team have also built a cost effective super computer from a group of Sony PS3 consoles to process large amounts of data for the purpose of spotting and reporting subtle anomalies in the movement of aircraft in real time. This prototype system went on to beat over thirty other solutions in military trials, and is now been developed to the next stage. In addition to using big computers to uncover hidden information Ben also grows exceedingly hot chilli peppers, and then tries to find people silly enough to sample them (with limited success).
Rob Wulff is the Chairman of Ambercite, as well as a Principal and patent attorney with Griffith Hack. Rob applies his deep knowledge of patents to assist the NPA processes, and is excited by the potential of NPA™ patent analysis to contribute to the value that patent attorneys can provide to their clients. Rob provides high level strategic advice to a range of clients, from small and medium sized businesses to large corporations. A skilled public speaker, Rob regularly delivers seminars on a wide range of intellectual property issues to universities, industry groups and professional associations. He also regularly appears on radio. Rob studied in Scandinavia and outside of the IP profession he has an interest in the practical applications of philosophy.
Other attorneys from the 85 IP professionals employed by Griffith Hack can be called upon to apply their subject matter expertise to NPA™ studies when required. Griffith Hack drafts more Australian patents than any other patent attorney firm, and has done so for many years due to the depth and breadth of its technical experts. Griffith Hack is the preferred IP provider to many of Australia's and the world's leading companies.
Ambercite and its products including Network Patent Analysis (NPA) and AmberScope analyse patent data using a statistical based approach that is based on available patent citation and ownership data. These outputs are purely mathematical in nature, and do not take into account the personal or professional opinions of any individuals or associates of Ambercite. These outputs are intended to be used as tool to help support further analysis, and should not be used by itself and without professional advice on the relevancy of this data to your unique circumstances. Data should not be relied upon to prove without any further analysis any opinion of the value, patentability, validity, freedom to operate or infringement of any patent, patents or inventions. Users should also be aware that available patent citation data is imperfect, and this will affect the results of this analysis. © Patent Analytics Holding Pty Ltd. Ambercite™, Network Patent Analysis™, NPA™ and Next Generation Patent mapping™ are trade marks of Patent Analytics Holding Pty Ltd. Components of the processes used to perform Network Patent Analysis and AmberScope are the subject of patent applications filed in the United States and elsewhere.