Fairview Research acquires patent database leader IFI

Fairview Research, a provider of data enrichment technology and services for technical information retrieval and analysis, has acquired IFI Patent Intelligence from Wolters Kluwer Pharma Solutions.  IFI is the leading producer of value-added U.S. patent databases and indexing services.  The acquisition allows Fairview to augment its existing data standardisation technologies and broaden its intellectual property expertise. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

IFI will continue to offer all of its current products and services and will operate as IFI CLAIMS Patent Services from its existing Delaware offices.  In the long term, the company believes customers will benefit from the combined strengths of the two organizations, which together will create one of the industry’s most powerful and comprehensive sets of patent analysis capabilities.

“The IFI acquisition is a good fit, both strategically and in terms of helping us to better serve our customers,” said Mike Baycroft, CEO, Fairview Research.  “We put in place plans to make the transition as smooth as possible for customers and a commitment to continue offering an unchanged, high level of customer service.”

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