The Women's IP World Annual 2019/2020


We are delighted to present you with the launch edition of The Women’s IP World Annual 2019/2020, celebrating women at all levels working in IP Law and Innovation. From the very beginning, the response and feedback we had was amazing, and we would like to thank all of the incredible women involved. Our aim was to celebrate a group of diverse women, from all over the globe, showcasing their achievements and also their personalities to inspire and inform. We have taken an unbiased approach and kept the articles & profiles as authentic as possible, to keep the author's own personal style. This has resulted in a cocktail of inspirational women coming together to share thoughts, ideas, and experience positively. We hope you enjoy this issue as much as we have enjoyed putting it together.

Ms. Elvin Hassan

Editor & Head of International liaisons


Name: Ann Chapman-Daniel

Company name:


Specialist global search services for patent attorneys,

universities, technology companies and SMEs

Country: United Kingdom

Position: Co-Founder &

Managing Director


Patentability/Novelty Search


Invalidity/Patent Busting

State of the Art

Patent Mapping/Landscapes

Patent Monitoring

Patent Status

Competitor Analysis

Head Office:

Newport, UK

Tel: +44 (0)1633 816601


North America Office:

Toronto, Canada

Tel: +1.416-847-7309


Before starting Minesoft, the online

patent software company, a love of

language and literature inspired Ann

Chapman-Daniel to choose publishing

as a career at International Thomson’s

Marketing Group in London. Partly

due to her knowledge of German,

Chapman-Daniel was asked to work on

their international sales & marketing

team (when they first moved into the

online database business in the 1980s),

launching Derwent World Patents Index

online. Although she left the IP industry

for a time, Chapman-Daniel returned

to patents and sci-tech publishing with

France Telecom Group (now Questel-

Orbit). Here she worked as Director and

Managing Director for 3 years before

taking the leap with husband, Ophir

Daniel, to start their own business:


Minesoft has since gone through 20 years

of innovation and development – an

achievement in itself. In 2003, Minesoft and

RWS launched PatBase, a new searchable

database of patent documents designed

by experts in the complex art of patent

information research. Since the first critically

acclaimed public demonstrations in 2003,

PatBase has gone on to attract over 80,000

users worldwide.

Over the years, Minesoft has expanded

its suite of products to include a range

of alerting and tracking tools, chemical

searching, and more. Most recently

launching IPShare, a new collaboration tool

aimed at IP law firms to work together on

projects and share insights with clients, and

Pat-KM, a workflow-based patent knowledge

management system.

Ann and Ophir started the company around

their kitchen table and have grown the

company every single year for 21 years, now

with clients and offices all over the globe –

in every corner! With leading corporations,

patent offices, and law firms among its

customers, Minesoft has come a long way

from its humble beginnings. It has achieved

this without taking on outside investment

but instead in always being forward-thinking

in growing the company’s network and

locating new partners.

A testament to Minesoft’s ongoing

innovation and the dedication of the

development, sales and support behind the

scenes, has been winning the Queen’s Award

for Enterprise in 2009 and again in 2015. At

the end of 2018, Ann Chapman-Daniel took

home the award for Female Entrepreneur

of the Year in the Regional Chamber of

Commerce business awards and was more

recently named Information Professional

of the Year by the German publication,


With Minesoft going from strength to

strength in the 20 years since the company

was first founded, Ann Chapman-Daniel

plans to continue travelling widely to

learn about our globe and help develop

new technologies for the future; she looks

forward to spending much time both sides of

the Atlantic and Mediterranean Seas.



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