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Reed Tech acquires PatentSight

PatentSight provides organisations access to data analytics

Reed Tech, a LexisNexis legal and professional company, has acquired PatentSight GmbH, a provider of analytics solutions that help patent professionals gain valuable insight into the strength, quality and relative value of patents and patent portfolios.

PatentSight will become a part of the LexisNexis IP division of Reed Tech.

"Tech-driven companies need accurate data analytics to help them assess the value of patents and PatentSight has emerged as a true innovator in our industry with the development of a powerful, easy-to-use analytics platform that delivers this crucial business intelligence," said Ethan Eisner, president, Reed Tech.

Eisner said: "The addition of PatentSight to our LexisNexis IP product portfolio enables us to offer more complete patent workflow solutions, producing the most comprehensive range of IP offerings available from a single company."

Nils Omland, founder and CEO of PatentSight, said this is a very exciting day for everyone at PatentSight as it represents a tremendous endorsement of all the progress the company has made since starting in 2008. "We are delighted to join forces with LexisNexis IP," Omland said. "This will allow us to take patent analytics to the next level. We look forward to collaborating with their global teams to give us more international exposure and to continue developing tools that provide unique, reliable and relevant insights into the patent landscape."

Omland will join LexisNexis IP and will continue to lead the PatentSight team from its existing headquarters in Bonn, Germany.