Five Former Thomson Reuters Executives Join PatentCafe

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Team Lured By Next Generation Web 3.0 Patent Management Solutions

PatentCafe, the world leader in artificial intelligence-based patent portfolio management and strategic patent analysis solutions, is pleased to announce the expansion of its professional solution partner development team with the addition of 5 sales executives with prior experience at Thomson Reuters (formerly Thomson Scientific, Inc.).

The newly expanded sales organization will leverage decades of top-level customer relationship management experience earned while representing Thomson's patent and pharmaceutical research solutions.

"We are excited to add this tremendous talent and experience to our organization," said Andy Gibbs, PatentCafe's Chairman and CEO. "Collectively, they bring more than 30 years of patent data and software solution sales experience and perspective from world-class companies like Thomson Reuters, Hoovers / D&B, Monster, Dice, Platinum Technologies, Delphion, and Anacomp. This experience in supporting customers with enterprise-level intellectual property solutions will support our ever-increasing customer service levels, and provide immensely valuable perspective in guiding the future of our software products."

In April of 2008, David Schab joined PatentCafe as VP of Sales. While at Thomson Scientific, Mr. Schab was Director of Global Sales and Client Services, and developed Thomson Scientific's organizational sales model. Immediately prior to joining PatentCafe, Mr. Schab was National Director of Sales at Hoovers, a Dunn and Bradstreet company.

The new additions to the team include:

Jim Rothfuchs, Regional Sales Manager (North East US, Eastern Seaboard). While at Thomson, Mr. Rothfuchs was the Sales Manager, North & South America, Pharmaceutical / Chemistry Division. He has 15 years of executive level sales and management experience assisting companies deploy enterprise-level patent research and IP management solutions. In the past, he has been responsible for creating marketing campaigns and new product launches focused to the Intellectual Property industry.

Heather McNeice, Regional Sales Manager (Great Lakes & Eastern Central US). At Thomson Scientific, Ms. McNeice was New Business Development Manager for the West and Midwest Regions, Pharma/Chem Division. Starting at Delphion, she was with Delphion/Thomson for over 8 years, matching intellectual property customers with appropriate standard and custom solutions. Counted among her key accounts were "Top 10" pharmaceutical, biotech, life science, medical device, and oil & gas corporations, and multinational IP firms.

Richard Gilbreth, Regional Sales Manager (Western US). While at Thomson Reuters, Mr. Gilbreth was Sales Representative for the corporate group at Thomson Scientific, West Coast. His years of executive level sales experience focused on assisting law firms and corporations in deploying Derwent World Patents Index, ISI Web of Knowledge, and Thomson Pharma. Additionally, Mr. Gilbreth supported enterprise-level patent consulting for Aureka intellectual property management and analysis, and research and enterprise-level solutions for patent research and patent portfolio management. His clients included "Top 10" companies in the high technology, pharma semiconductor, hardware, software, medical device, research, aerospace, and defense industries, as well as the leading IP law firms.

Tad Crawford, Regional Sales Manager (Midwest US). While at Thomson, Mr. Crawford was the Territory Executive for the Midwest and West Coast region. He specialized in new business development and account management for West Coast pharmaceutical, chemical and biotech markets, as well as supporting IP law firms to Fortune 500 customers in configuring and deploying enterprise-wide intellectual property management solutions for portfolio management, prior art search, and litigation support. He supported "Top 10" clients in the pharmaceutical, pulp and paper, and oil and gas industries.


PatentCafe is a global provider of artificial intelligence based patent portfolio management software solutions for international patent data search, strategic portfolio management, work flow, patent competitive intelligence, and statistical patent quality analytics.

The company's enterprise-level solutions incorporate the intellectual property industry's most advanced linguistics search technology that helps customers maximize patent quality and licensing revenue optimization, achieve superior patent-based business intelligence, and more efficiently meet corporate governance compliance.

PatentCafe's customers include Fortune 100 companies, government research labs, leading patent law firms, and intellectual property consultancies.

The company is also publisher of, a leading online magazine of Intellectual Property and Technology.

For more information, or to arrange a meeting with PatentCafe's CEO, contact:

Ms. Elena Lowe
Senior Editor, Inc.
2980 Gateway Oaks Dr., Suite 250
Sacramento, CA 95822
editor at patentcafedotcom

TEL: 916-239-2500 X 2321


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