Digital Science, a technology company serving stakeholders across the research ecosystem, is pleased to announce that it has fully acquired IFI CLAIMS, a leading international platform for patent and innovation data.
Digital Science originally invested in IFI CLAIMS in 2017 as part of its aim to diversify the search and analytics landscape by bringing together awarded grants data, publication and citation data with patent data to allow better contextualisation of research – from funding through publication to translation and impact. IFI CLAIMS provides 137 million patents to Dimensions and is the data source behind the patent facet in the Altmetric donut.
This next phase of Digital Science’s relationship with IFI CLAIMS is a natural step that allows more coherent integration of IFI CLAIMS technology and team into Digital Science’s ecosystem.
“We’re pleased and proud to have the IFI Team fully join the DS family. In a time when research impact is becoming more and more important, this closer relationship allows us to provide a new and deeper range of insights for research stakeholders, while we continue to fully support IFI’s existing clients.,” added Daniel Hook, CEO at Digital Science.
“We look forward to working even more closely with Digital Science and working together to make our patent database the leading source for corporate customers who want to drive innovation,” said Mike Baycroft, CEO of IFI CLAIMS.