Our Mission

Patinformatics, LLC is a leading, full-service advisory firm specializing in patent analytics and landscaping to support decision making for technology-based businesses.

Patinformatics provides strategic insights that support technology leaders in making better-informed decisions because of our focus on addressing specific technical issues, and a business centered discussion of patent trends and analysis.

Patinformatics, LLC is an advisory firm established to assist the members of the patent analytics community whether they be individual practitioners, database or tool builders, patent offices, universities or corporations. Other services besides patent landscape reports include new product development assistance, patent and portfolio valuation, and training in patent analytics.

Patinformatics provides strategic consulting, and patent landscape reports that provide opportunities for senior leadership to make better decisions because of our focus on individual problem solving, and a business centered discussion of IP assets.



Core Team


Anthony Trippe

Anthony Trippe


Anthony (Tony) Trippe is Managing Director of Patinformatics, LLC. Patinformatics is an advisory firm specializing in patent analytics and landscaping to support decision making for technology based businesses. In addition to operating Patinformatics, Mr. Trippe is also an Adjunct Professor of IP Management and Markets at Illinois Institute of Technology teaching a course on patent analysis, and landscapes for strategic decision making. Tony is an influential thought leader in the patent analysis space, recently wrote the Guidelines for the Preparation of Patent Landscape Reports for the World Intellectual Property Organization, has been named one of the Top 300 IP Strategists by IAM Magazine, and is the author of the popular Patinformatics blog.

Mr. Trippe has written or contributed to IP related articles that have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Washington Post and more than a dozen additional sources.

Tony has worked for a variety of organizations, in a number of different capacities, including: P&G where he was responsible for evangelizing the use of patent analytics for business decision, Aurigin Systems where he traveled the world working with companies of all sizes use patent analytics for competitive advantage, Chemical Abstracts Service where he was the principle architect behind the development of Analyze Plus, STN AnaVist and SubScape for SciFinder, and at 3LP Advisors where he developed methods for analyzing, and valuing patent documents, and portfolios by measuring indicators associated with their examination.



Joanna Gilicinski

Joanna Gilicinski


Joanna is a patent analyst with a B.A. in English from The Ohio State University and a Masters of Library and Information Sciences from San Jose State University. She has a diverse work experience from visual research librarian for Walt Disney’s Television Animation to logistics coordinator for a leading biotechnology company which gives her a unique outlook when researching different subjects. She enjoys the challenges of research and information management.



Kelly Shenton

Kelly Shenton


Kelly graduated from Concordia College, Ann Arbor with a BA in biological science, minor in physical science and with an emphasis on teaching and learning. She received her Master’s degree in teaching and learning from Nova Southeastern University. After spending 25 years educating middle school science students in Wisconsin, Michigan and Ohio, it was time for a change. As a patent analysis, Kelly enjoys researching new material and helping companies maximize their potential in product development or patent acquisitions.



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