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Press release

Germany is one of the most innovative countries in the world and many Minesoft customers based in Germany have contributed greatly to our product development over the last 20 years. Our local sales representative office in Germany has been serving our highly varied customer-base throughout the DACH region with significant traction for a few years now and it was high time for us to expand and solidify our presence with the formation of Minesoft GmbH.  We are delighted to announce we are in Germany to stay!

The German team, led by Dipl.-Ing. Jochen Lennhof, participates in many industry conferences every year, forming new relationships and strengthening existing ties, as well as learning about current industry trends. Minesoft co-founder, Ann Chapman-Daniel was recently named Information Professional of the Year by German publication PASSWORD, due to her many former years of work within Germany, where she spent years of her earlier career giving talks and patent seminars about the use of IP in companies. Ann also supports the organisation Women&Work in Germany, being a founder steering board member and was named Female Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 in a UK Regional Business Award.

Ann Chapman-Daniel explained the new GmbH creation as a personal goal: “My career was bound up with the German language from day 1 of my working life, having studied German, therefore it is with great pleasure that I can announce we have decided to build a greater corporate presence in this market. It gives us more flexibility in conducting business and serving this very important marketplace where we have developed such solid professional relationships over many years. Hello Germany!”

Geschäftsführer Jochen Lennhof noted that “by founding the GmbH, we want specifically to set an example for our customers, that we are looking forward to continue and increase our service and support within the German speaking IP community. This will go along with some very exciting product upgrades we are keen to announce very soon”

Minesoft, which has offices in the UK, USA and Germany, has developed a suite of patent solutions that help many DAX, FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies exploit the intelligence found in the most comprehensive source of technological ideas available – patents.

Founded in 1996, the company offers an array of products for the patent information industry, specialising in patent searching, IP document retrieval, patent analytics and competitive intelligence systems. Minesoft was awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in 2009 and again in 2015 for its impressive, sustained growth in International Trade. Further awards in Innovation, Export and overall Best Business have been won: a testament to the company’s ongoing innovation and work to meet the needs of its fast-growing global client base through an international customer support network, tailored training and a range of essential resources.

Press contact: Caitlin Kavanagh ([email protected])