About us

Our rich experience with IP data


The board of Lighthouse IP consists of three members, all with a long career and track record in the field of IP information and IT technology. The rich experience and divers composition of the board ensures a steady and solid management team capable of managing growth and meeting customers’ demands.

Willem Geert Lagemaat

In 2006 Willem founded Lighthouse IP, the leading global IP information provider. The company since then has expanded worldwide and has created a unique collection of patent-, trademark- and business related data.

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Wiegert van der Meij

Being appointed CFO at Lighthouse IP in 2015, Wiegert returned to the industry he has been in before whilst working at Univentio from 2001 until 2005. Wiegert started his career at Arthur Andersen in 1993.

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Peter Jan van de Velde

With his strong background in ICT, Peter Jan has been active as an entrepreneur from 1998 until 2007, as an innovator in the field of mobile handheld applications. From 2007 until 2016, he was heading the development team of a leading Dutch software company.

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Our past, our future

History & Mission

Based in The Netherlands, Lighthouse IP was founded in 2006, with the same professionals that had previously successfully run Univentio (now part of LexisNexis). Key employees at Lighthouse have been in the industry for over 20 years. Our mission is to be the superior IP content provider in the world. Our data must be recognized as the most complete (largest backfile, # of content fields) and extensive (most countries) IP data collection, with the highest accuracy level. Our objective is to set the industry standard. As we source the data directly ourselves, we have several abroad, amongst others in Belarus, China, Egypt, Indonesia, Thailand, the USA and in Vietnam.

News, blogs, factsheets and user cases


We are happy to share some insights with you that we have gained in the past decades working with patent and trademark information.