The Patent Board Names Christopher Ainsley as Chief Executive Officer

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Christopher Ainsley joins The Patent Board from Lexis Nexis. Responsible for overall leadership of The Patent Board, Mr. Ainsley will drive business development and growth opportunities for the growing firm.

Patents and patent portfolios have emerged as a distinct asset class and a driver of value for most technology sectors

The Patent Board, the leading independent provider of tools and metrics for patent analysis and intellectual property investment, has appointed Christopher Ainsley as president and chief executive officer. Ainsley will lead The Patent Board as they launch new lines of business to help clients measure and optimize the value of their patent assets. He joins The Patent Board from LexisNexis Group, where he was senior vice president, global strategy and business development.

"Patents and patent portfolios have emerged as a distinct asset class and a driver of value for most technology sectors," said Eric Gillespie, founder and chief operating officer of The Patent Board. "Because of this, we have experienced a period of significant growth over the past two years. As we expand our services to help our members understand and leverage the value of these assets, we wanted a leader with a successful track record in defining, delivering and managing business-critical information. Christopher's vast experience in intellectual property, legal, and business strategy will be a huge benefit to our member base."

At LexisNexis, Ainsley was responsible for global strategy for this leader in the legal, news and business information. Prior to that role, he was president and chief executive officer of Wolters Kluwer Health, an $800 million information and publishing company. He spent eleven years with Wolters Kluwer, first joining its tax publishing business, CCH, as vice president of strategy. Ainsley assumed positions of increasing responsibility in business development, strategy, and general management with CCH and Wolters Kluwer, in both the United States and Europe. He also spent a number of years in senior services roles with Arthur Andersen, Boston Consulting Group and Booz Allen & Hamilton. Ainsley holds a M.A. in Geography from Oxford University, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Ainsley will lead the implementation of several new lines of business and will be based in the Chicago headquarters of The Patent Board. For additional information visit http://www.PatentBoard.com.

About The Patent Board

Founded in 1968 as a patent analytics and research institution, The Patent Board is the leading independent provider of best practices research, tools and metrics for patent analysis and intellectual property investment. The Patent Board tracks and analyzes innovation, movement, and the business value of patent assets across every industry on a global basis. Headquartered in Chicago, The Patent Board has offices in Philadelphia and Bangalore, India.

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