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Robert Poolman

Minesoft, UK

Rob is currently a Senior Manager (Innovation and Consulting) at Minesoft Ltd, UK. In 2000, and having completed a PhD in Biochemistry, Rob started his career at Pfizer as a Biotechnology Information Consultant providing biomedical, patent and competitive intelligence to both research scientists and patent attorneys. During 6 years at Pfizer, he helped form and lead a high performing team of information professionals within the Legal division. In 2006, he joined Novartis to create and manage the NIBR Search and Analytics team and during the last 3 years at Novartis, Rob completed an MBA at Warwick Business School which allowed him to take on additional operational and managerial responsibilities. In late 2014 and after 15 years of experience in the information industry, Rob joined Minesoft to spearhead their future product development, to enhance their consultancy based approach and to bring an end user perspective to the company.


Maximizing Quality and Efficiency of Patent Information in a Divisionalised, Global Pharmaceutical Company (ICIC 2012) Efficient and Effective Patent Landscaping Using PatBase: a Case Study (ICIC 2015)