Prof. Gaétan de Rassenfosse

Gaétan is Assistant Professor at the College of Management of Technology, EPFL, since late 2014. He holds the Chair of Innovation and IP Policy. Prior to joining the EPFL, he was a senior research fellow at the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Melbourne (Australia). He obtained a PhD in Economics from the Université libre de Bruxelles (Belgium), Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, in 2010.

Dr. David Portabella

David is a the lead software engineer of IPRoduct. He focuses his work on machine learning and big data. He is also familiar with agile methodologies and DevOps practices. He earned a PhD in artificial intelligence at EPFL, Switzerland, in 2006. While he is a polyglot developer, he currently enjoys Scala, Spark, Play and ScalaJs.

And Many Contributors

Over the years, many people have helped make IPRoduct come true. We thank Karl Aberer for his scientific advices, Kirell Benzi for his artistic data visualizations, Albert Calvo for a first version of the webpage classifier, Jean-Cédric Chappelier for his scientific advices, Laurie Ciaramella for her many patent marking pictures, Jules Courtois for his early attempts at identifying product names, Maryann Feldman for having given us the chance to start this project, Gilles Fourestey for his top-notch SCITAS support, Reza Hosseini for data visualisation and other RA support, Maxime Kjaer for having developed the beta version of the Chrome plugin, Jan Kozak for having contributed to creating the gold standard database and other RA support, Yann Ménière for having sponsored the project, Sebastian Nagel from CommonCrawl for his technical support and access to the web archive, Julien Nioche for technical advices about the crawler, Etienne Orlac for having set up the crawler, Vittoria Rezzonico for supporting the project with SCITAS and Hansueli Stamm for championing our project at the IPI.

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