29 Nov

Crunching the numbers: how patent analytics can help IP owners get ahead

How data is used is reshaping large parts of the patent market, from portfolio development and maintenance to prosecution and deal making, providing rights holders with a new range of tools to master

Vincent Brault

Senior vice president of product and innovation

Mr Brault serves as senior vice president of product and innovation at Anaqua, a premium provider of integrated, end-toend innovation and IP management solutions. He has over 20 years of experience in the IP management software and services market and is responsible for leading Anaqua’s innovation and product development strategy.

Matt Troyer

Senior director of patent analytics

Mr Troyer serves as senior director of patent analytics at Anaqua. During his career he has managed the development of several patent search, analysis, reporting and patent evaluation tools. In 2010 he joined the FreePatentsOnline.com team to help create AcclaimIP.com–FPO’s entry into the professional patent search market.

Nigel Swycher


Nigel Swycher is founder and CEO of Cipher – the only strategic patent intelligence software to use AI to automate the analysis of patented technologies. Previously he had a long career in law and led the IP practice at leading law firm Slaughter and May. Mr Swycher has been recognised for many years by the IAM 300 as a leader in the field of IP strategy.

MaryAnne Armstrong


MaryAnne Armstrong is a partner at Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch. She has been practising for 25 years and focuses on client counselling, prosecuting patent applications and post-grant practice in the fields of pharmaceutical chemistry, organic chemistry, medical devices, biotechnology and plants. Dr Armstrong also handles patent-related Food and Drug Administration matters and has been named a recommended prosecutor by IAM Patent 1000.