Keeping you on target at the PIUG Annual Conference 2019
May 5 - 9, Westin Alexandria

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Derwent is once again proud to be in partnership with the Patent Information Users Group as a Gold sponsor of the PIUG 2019 Annual Conference. The Derwent team will be holding a workshop on Sunday May 5. Register above  to reserve your space.

The PIUG Annual Conference is taking place May 5 - 9, 2019,  at the Westin Alexandria.

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Daniel Videtto
President, IP
Derwent, a Clarivate Analytics company

Dan joined Clarivate Analytics in February 2017 as President of the IP and Techstreet businesses. Dan was most recently an Executive Committee Member of Interactive Data (IDC), where he was the Managing Director and President of Asia Pacific, based in Hong Kong. Prior to that, Dan was a member of the Executive Committee at Information Holdings where he was President of the MicroPatent and Master Data Center businesses.
Dan graduated from California State University – Long Beach with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Asian Studies and then went on to earn his Master’s in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Phoenix, AZ.


Greg Roland
Global Head of Search and Analytics
Research and Development IP group

Since November 2014, Greg Roland has been the Global Head of Search and Analytics within the Research and Development IP group.  Greg has 29 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry spending the last 18 years providing information support to IP and BD&L.   Greg started his pharma career in  1990 as a bench scientist at Parke-Davis in Ann Arbor, Michigan as a member of the  anti-infective group.  After Pfizer acquired Parke-Davis in 2000, Greg managed a team of biomedical, chemistry and CI professionals.  In 2005, Greg transitioned to Pfizer’s Patent department as part of the Global Legal Information Science Team.  In August of 2009, he joined Merck’s Knowledge Discovery Knowledge Management (KDKM) group in World Wide Licensing as a Director in Boston.  Greg has a B.S and M.S from Eastern Michigan University in Biology

Thomas E. Wolff, Ph.D.
Wolff Information Consulting LLC

Thomas E. Wolff, Ph.D. formed Wolff Information Consulting LLC in 2006 to provide technical and patent information services on a contract basis, following a career at the company variously known as Amoco Chemical Co., BP, Innovene, and Ineos. Tom has two U.S. patents and is a registered patent agent with the USPTO. Tom is certified by the International Standards Board (ISBQPIP) as a Qualified Patent Information Professional (QPIP).

Vasheharan Kanesarajah
Director, Client Advocacy – Intellectual Property
Derwent, a Clarivate Analytics company

Vashe Kanesarajah is the Director of Client Advocacy for the Intellectual Property business (Derwent) of Clarivate Analytics. He is responsible for leading cross-functional teams to create market and client driven approaches to help develop world-class products and services for the IP market.

Mr Kanesarajah is a seasoned patent and technology analyst and has previously managed the European patent analytics practice and was the principal consultant for Asia. He has worked globally with technology-focused corporations, governments and research institutions to deliver actionable intelligence that drives R&D, IP and Innovation strategy. His clients have included Fortune 500 board members, government agency heads, CTOs and General Counsels.

His responsibilities also include providing expert insight and best practice knowledge on patent analytics, portfolio assessments, patent licensing, competitive intelligence and horizon scanning. He has represented Derwent in the IP, Research & Development and academic communities, performing speaking engagements including being a guest lecturer at universities across Europe and Asia.

Mr Kanesarajah has been with Derwent for 13 years. He holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Hons) and a postgraduate degree in the Management of Intellectual Property from the University of London.


Andrew Klein
Solution Consultant and Chemistry Specialist
Derwent, a Clarivate Analytics company

Andrew holds a Master’s degree in Library Science from Indiana University in Bloomington, and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. Prior to joining Clarivate Analytics, Andrew worked as a professional patent searcher for a Fortune 100 company and as a science librarian in both academic and corporate settings. He brings to the team expertise in chemical and polymeric information, intellectual property needs in corporate R&D, and training diverse communities of information seekers.



  • Date Sunday May 5, 2019
  • Time 4:00 - 5:00 PM EST
  • Location PIUG Annual Conference at the Westin Alexandria
  • Room to be confirmed
  • Title Delivering patent analytics with a punch
  • Workshop Summary
  • Increasingly, patent information professionals are being asked to support and influence boardroom decisions. Yet, senior management are usually less interested in the underlying patent analysis that lead to decisions and more interested in the business impact.  During this workshop,  we will provide guidance and best practices to help you produce and present commercially insightful analytics for board and executive level audiences.  
  • Topics to be discussed include:
    •    Asking the right questions before starting your analysis
    •    Aligning patent search and data mining process with the business objectives
    •    Bringing commercial relevance to your patent analysis.
    •    Elevating insights for decision support
    •    Visualizing results appropriate for boardroom consumption
  • Presenters
  • Vasheharan Kanesarajah
    Director, Client Advocacy – Intellectual Property
    Derwent, a Clarivate Analytics company
  • Andrew Klein
    Solution Consultant and Chemistry Specialist
    Derwent, a Clarivate Analytics company



  • As patent professionals, we know the importance of IP in securing protection for innovation within an organization and how that protection can be used to drive success for the organization.  As practitioners, we are challenged daily by the changing patent landscape and the need to keep abreast of new technology in patent research. But how do we ensure our message is heard in the boardroom alongside discussion of sales, EBITDA, budgets, market conditions and other C-level conversations?  If IP really is a critical business asset, how do we ensure it receives the attention it deserves at board level?  And how do we ensure the information we provide is as complete and accurate as it needs to be to address business-critical decisions?

    Join us for a panel discussion of the issues involved, how to ensure our patent research is fit for purpose and the skills required to effectively provide actionable intelligence at board level.
  • Date Monday May 6
  • Time 1:20pm - 1:50pm
  • Moderator
  • Daniel Videtto
    President, Intellectual Property and Standards
    Derwent, a Clarivate Analytics company
  • Panellists
  • Greg Roland
    Global Head of Search and Analytics
    Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research
  • Thomas E. Wolff, pH.d.
    Wolff Information Consulting LLC


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