VP Strategy, Clarivate IP Group
With more than 21 years’ experience in the intellectual property industry Rob is currently VP of Strategy at Clarivate.
Within the IP Group of Clarivate, Rob is responsible for building sustainable, focused strategies informed by market intelligence and thought leadership. Rob also leads the Clarivate IP Analytics team who assist innovative companies in using IP data to identify trends in a technology field, deliver competitive intelligence and uncover potential research and licensing opportunities.
Prior to Clarivate, Rob held various roles at some of the largest players in the Intellectual Property and Brand Protection sectors including Nominet UK, NetSearchers (now CSC Corporate Domains) and CPA Global. Rob is the founder of the Clarivate global LGBT+ employee resource group Spectrum and is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Bi Pride U.K.
Client Support/Marketing Support, Clarivate
He Yuanyuan served as an in-house patent engineer in two large listed companies and is now working at Clarivate serving the Chinese market. She has a good understanding of Chinese patent law and practical experience on patent prosecution, holding the patent agent qualification certificate. Her primary area of focus at Clarivate is local content production and translation.
Head of IP Litigation Services, Clarivate
Luca Árpási is a Senior Legal Intelligence Analyst at Clarivate. Luca joined in 2015 and is specialized in IP law and in data science. Luca has broad academic knowledge in IP law and IP domain expertise across jurisdictions worldwide. Additionally, she is trained in data management, data analytics and data visualization. Luca holds a BA in International Relations from the University of Szeged, a master’s degree in Law from Pazmany Peter Catholic University and an LL.M. in IP Law from the University of Stockholm.
IP Solutions Consultant, Southeast Asia, Clarivate
Based in Singapore, Ridhma works with stakeholders in corporate R&D, universities and government agencies who drive innovation to strengthen their competitive edge and national innovation agenda for sustainable economic growth.
With 14 years of experience in IP across South Asia and Southeast Asia, she represents Clarivate as a regular conference speaker at innovation and IP industry events and leads patent information workshops in the region. Before joining Clarivate in 2013, Ridhma worked for IBM and Evalueserve. Ridhma holds a bachelor’s degree in Electronics and telecommunications engineering from Punjab Engineering College in India. She also holds a Graduate Certificate in Applied Innovation from Singapore Management University. Her training at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) summer school in South Korea led her to pursue a career in intellectual property.
Hazal Çisem Aynalı
Head of the Domain Names Database, Clarivate
Hazal Çisem Aynalı is the head of the Domain Names Database at Clarivate, where she is responsible for the coordination and legal analysis of global domain name content. Hazal obtained her bachelor’s degree and completed her apprenticeship to be an attorney at law before moving to Brussels to pursue her Advanced Master’s degree in International & European Law at Vrije Universiteit Brussel. She started working for Clarivate during this time as a legal analyst where she discovered her passion for IP law. Since then, she has been devoting herself full-time to IP consultation in the company.
Director, Government & Content Strategy, IP Group, Clarivate
Originally from Australia, Robert studied mathematics and physics at the University of Sydney and was national product manager for a scientific/medical equipment supplier for seven years before moving to the United Kingdom in 1999 and discovering the hidden world of trademarks. Robert worked for a leading U.K. IP firm for 15 years, managing large IP projects and as part of the team that built and maintained the in-house trademark record management system. Robert joined Clarivate in 2015 to manage a team based in the United States and Europe that delivers bespoke trademark related services to clients, with particular emphasis on analytics, gap/protection analysis and global search and portfolio management projects. He also manages content strategy for the IP Group in Clarivate.
Consulting Team Leader, IP Solution, Clarivate
Based in Seoul, South Korea, Kinam is an IP Consultant with Clarivate. She provides customer consultation and data analyses using Clarivate databases and services. Her key clients are stakeholders in the corporate and pharma research and development environment where companies are heavily dependent on innovation to strengthen their competitive edge. Previously she was in charge of pre-sales/post-sales support as well as diverse IP services.
Prior to joining Clarivate, Kinam spent eight years planning and implementing patent strategies and conducting patent-related analysis in the pharmaceutical and polymer industries with Basell Poliolefine Italia – Technology Center “G.Natta” (Ferrara, Italy) and JW Pharmaceuticals in Seoul.
Team Lead, IP Technical Services, Clarivate
Tianhan is based in Beijing and currently leads the Clarivate patent services China team, managing patent search and analytics projects for top commercial, research and government organizations in the region. Tianhan is also experienced in implementing large-scale IP management systems and providing IP management consulting services. Prior to joining Clarivate, Tianhan worked in software development focusing on enterprise application integration, data warehouse and business intelligence.
Tianhan holds a master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Toronto and a bachelor’s degree in Electronics from Peking University.
Manager, Government and Industry Relations
Heidi Zhang is Manager of Government & Industry Relations for Clarivate. Heidi has extensive experience in the domain name industry having worked eight years with both registries and registrars in China. Before joining the Clarivate team, Heidi was a key account manager at ZDNS, a large back-end registry operator in China, and was responsible for launching several new Chinese generic top level domain names as well as some .BRAND domains.
Senior Patent Analyst, Clarivate
Jeeyeon Park graduated from Sookmyung Women’s University and started her IP experience as a junior patent examiner in South Korea. She then moved to the Netherlands and obtained a master’s degree in Intellectual Property Law, specializing in Patents at Maastricht University. Currently, she is involved in a wide range of tasks at Clarivate, namely as a Korean patent supervisor, analyst, marketing coordinator and blog editor.
Manager, IP Analytics, Clarivate
Kenichi Nakajima is Manager of Clarivate IP Analytics in Japan. He has a B.S. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Shinshu University, Japan.
Mr. Nakajima has a background in technical sales for electronic device companies, and as an engineer working on magnetic head design for hard disk drives for a Japanese major electronics firm. For the last eight years, Mr Nakajima has been involved in intellectual property management including patent search and analytics, trademark management, controlling patent disputes and litigation, IP transfer, and as an IP adviser developing business strategy and evaluation for mergers and acquisitions. He has been a leading member of multiple analytics groups in Japan as a consultant and manager and has provided professional IP services in Japan for four years.
Business Development Manager, Clarivate
Jingyu Li has more than 12 years’ trademark and brand protection industry experience, having begun her career at a famous agency in China in 2008. She is currently responsible for trademark business development in the Greater China region via expanding business scale, deepening partnerships and increasing industry influence. Prior to joining Clarivate, Jingyu held roles as an attorney, lawyer and consultant and has been dedicated to brand protection for many Chinese companies for nearly 10 years.
Solution Consultant, Clarivate
Sumiko has worked at Clarivate for 13 years. As a solution consultant, Sumiko initially looked after all Asian-Pacific clients but currently covers Japanese clients. Sumiko today focuses on visiting clients to better understand the challenges they face in their trademark research work and to identify opportunities to help them protect their brands. She also leads training programs and webinars to help clients develop efficiencies in their work.