Amsterdam-Halfweg – Lighthouse IP today announced that it has appointed Hirendra Vikram (37) as CIO. Mr. Vikram will be responsible for the data sourcing, -processing and -delivery, including managing foreign data production subsidiaries.
Previously working for over 6 years as IP content specialist at the intellectual property information division of RELX, LexisNexis, Mr. Vikram is considered expert in the field of patent- and trademark information industry. Having a background as MSc in biotechnology, Mr. Vikram also is a frequent speaker at seminars and universities about the challenges of intellectual property.
“By hiring Hirendra Vikram as our CIO, we take a firm step towards our strategic goal to become the largest commercial provider of IP data with the broadest coverage and in premium quality.
Hirendra will further improve and expand our data production processes, ensuring reliable and near real-time delivery of the high volumes of data that need being processed weekly. It shows our commitment to be the innovative and premium player in this industry”, CEO Willem Geert Lagemaat said.
Hirendra Vikram adds: “Now being part of a company that uniquely covers all kinds of intellectual property information, this new role offers a perfect opportunity to assist Lighthouse IP in managing and expanding its rapid growth worldwide. This path towards success will be guided by implementing state of the art, disruptive, digital transformative technologies. As CIO, I now can meet customers’ demand for a one-stop-one-shop provider of all kinds of IP information in premium quality. We see increasing demand for independent IP information providers like us”. Willem Geert Lagemaat about the IP information industry: “Although we only foresee modest growth for the IP information industry as a whole, we do see more demand for unique, premium quality IP content. As Asian countries have significantly contributed to the growing number of patent applications and grants over the past years, we also expect increasing demand for our IP information by Asian customers. We definitely notice increasing awareness of the importance of using IP information, both from a business, legal, as R&D perspective.”
About Lighthouse IP
Lighthouse IP is a leading commercial provider of patent, trademark data to information providers and patent offices worldwide. We focus on offering the broadest coverage of IP data in the highest quality. We only provide to companies that offer information products or services; Lighthouse IP does not serve end users. Lighthouse IP is headquartered in Amsterdam-Halfweg in the Netherlands and has offices in six countries where it has its data production facilities.