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.
UNITED CHINA KINGDOM Name: Ann Chapman-Daniel Company name: Minesoft Specialist global search services for patent attorneys, universities, technology companies and SMEs Country: United Kingdom Position: Co-Founder & Managing Director Website: www.minesoft.com Patentability/Novelty Search Infringement/FTO/Clearance 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 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org North America Office: Toronto, Canada Tel: +1.416-847-7309 Email: NA@patentseekers.com 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. 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, PASSWORD. 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. 50 www.patentseekers.com 51