• Business-focused, highly skilled search and information consultant with over 25 years experience in patent information, chemical and life science industries
  • Delivery of high value-add reports complete with detailed relevancy analysis e.g. for patentability, freedom-to-operate, validity and infringement queries, to time
  • A wide range of experience working with patent attorneys, business managers and scientists in search and analysis work and the provision of information
  • Recognised in the industry as an expert in Markush structure searching, additional expertise in target/sequence searching
  • Experience in the use of internet search and status tools including PatBase,, Thomson-Reuters Cortellis, Thomson-Reuters Integrity, Esp@cenet, USPTO PAIR, JPO IPDL, EPO Register, WIPO Patentscope and various National Patent Office Registers


Present Founder and Director, Patent Search & Information Management

Stuart Newbold 2010

Stuart founded Patent Search & Information Management in February 2013, a patent, scientific and technical information service providing professional patent, literature and competitive intelligence searching, patent formalities management, and information management advice.

2003 – 2013 Head of Information, Astex Pharmaceuticals

A wide range of experience working as part of a team with Astex patent attorneys and working alongside Astex scientists and business managers. Delivery of a comprehensive information service including provision of high value-add search and analysis patent and scientific literature reports for patentability, freedom-to-operate, validity and infringement queries; the analysis of third party pipelines, competitor organisations, and third party IP portfolios; patent monitoring; maintenance of IPSS Patents & Trademarks docketing and document management database; staff training and information support to scientific staff; problem solving and answering everyday IP questions.

1999 – 2003 Royal Society of Chemistry

Provision of training and customer support for the STN suite of patent, scientific and technical information databases, including public and on-site training, preparation and marketing of events such as Biotechnology and Patent Forums.

1986 – 1999 Derwent Information

Various roles in patent information and online searching including Manager of Derwent Patent Search Service, Customised Services and Chemical Indexer in sections A (polymers) and G (photographic chemistry, printing and coatings).


  • Certificate in Patent Administration, CIPA, London
  • Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA), Open University Business School
  • BSc Polymer Chemistry, London Metropolitan University

Professional Membership and Activity

  • Committee member (2010-date) of the Chemical Information and Computer Applications Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry (
  • Information Managers in the Pharma-Healthcare and Medical Devices Industry  (
  • British Patent Information Professionals (
  • Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (