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2017-01-24

DIGITAL SCIENCE: Digital Science Invests in IFI CLAIMS Patent Services, a Leading Patent Data Provider

London, UK&New Haven, USA. January 24th 2017:
Digital Science, a leading technology company serving the needs of scientific
and research communities and an operating business of Holtzbrinck Digital
GmbH has made an investment inIFI CLAIMS Patent Services, a leading supplier
of patent data for resellers and innovators based in New Haven, Connecticut,
USA. The investment bolsters Digital Science's portfolio of technology tools
and services to support the research and healthcare sectors.

IFI CLAIMS provides continually updated global patent data to leading patent
application providers and corporate researchers worldwide. Comprised of more
than 100 million records from 90 countries, including 53 million full text
records from 18 jurisdictions, the IFI CLAIMS patent database is accessible
through the industry-leadingCLAIMS DirectAPI.

Application developers use CLAIMS Direct to quickly prototype and deploy
operational patent search and analysis solutions. Researchers use CLAIMS
Direct to deploy private patent databases in the cloud, or inside the
corporate firewall.

Digital Science targets businesses which complement its ecosystem of services
in the research and scientific services space and funds and develops online
products and services to empower researchers to be more efficient; pushing
research to be more reproducible and of higher quality. Its portfolio
companies include a host of leading and admired brands including Altmetric,
BioRAFT, Figshare, Labguru, Overleaf, ReadCube, GRID, TetraScience,
Transcriptic, Symplectic and ÜberResearch. It is operated by global media
company, Holtzbrinck Publishing Group.

Commenting on the investment, Michael Hock, Managing Director of Holtzbrinck
Digital said today, "As research institutions focus on increasing their tech
and knowledge transfer for commercial and competitive advantage, patent data
offer a useful lens through which to view the impact of academia and research
on the economy. This makes the addition of IFI CLAIMS to our investment
portfolio a perfect fit for us.

"In addition to sharing very similar goals, there is also significant
potential for co-operation and integration with other products in our
portfolio of companies, including Altmetric, ÜberResearch, Labguru, BioRAFT
and Figshare."

Mike Baycroft, CEO of IFI CLAIMS Patent Services and Fairview Research said
today, "We are very pleased to be working with the team at Digital Science.
This investment will allow IFI CLAIMS to expand its data coverage and develop
new services for our clients. IFI adds a new dimension to the Digital
Science portfolio and we are looking forward to a bright future together".

ends.

Notes to Editors:

About IFI CLAIMS Patent Services

IFI CLAIMS Patent Servicesis the preeminent producer of value-added patent
databases and the innovative CLAIMS DIRECT API. Application developers can
use CLAIMS Direct to quickly prototype and deploy operational patent search
and analysis solutions. Researchers can use CLAIMS Direct to deploy private
patent databases in the cloud, or inside the corporate firewall. Based in the
U.S. in New Haven, Conn., with satellite offices in Munich, Germany, and
Barcelona, Spain, IFI CLAIMS is a division of Fairview Research, a provider
of data-enrichment technology and services for information retrieval and
analysis. IFI CLAIMS publishes the annualTop U.S. Patent Recipients, the
world's most trusted ranking of patent assignees. More information, visit IFI
CLAIMS online atwww.ificlaims.comand follow @ificlaims on Twitter.

About Digital Science

Digital Science is a technology company serving the needs of scientific and
research communities, at the laboratory bench or in a research setting. It
invests in and incubates scientific software companies that simplify the
research cycle, making more time for discovery. Its portfolio companies and
investments include a host of leading and admired brands including:
Altmetric, BioRAFT, Figshare, Overleaf, Peerwith, ReadCube, TetraScience,
Transcriptic, Symplectic and ÜberResearch. It is operated by global media
company, Holtzbrinck Publishing Group.
For more information, visitwww.digital-science.comand follow @digitalsci on
Twitter.

About Holtzbrinck Publishing Group

Holtzbrinck Publishing Group is an international media company active in
science and education, consumer book publishing, trade publishing, newspaper
and magazines, as well as electronic media and services. Holtzbrinck Digital
Information&Services combines the internet holdings of the Holtzbrinck
Publishing Group. The company acts as a strategic management holding that
actively leads its portfolio of companies made up of high-growth and
market-leading online businesses, and helps them to develop.
For more information, please visit:www.holtzbrinck-digital.com

Media enquiries:

For Digital Science

Lisa Hulme / Anna Cahill James
l.hulme@digital-science.com t: +44 (0)7941 232333

anna@thehaloagency.com t: +1 415 866 3663

For IFI CLAIMS

Catherine Suski, IFI CLAIMS
catherine.suski@ificlaims.com

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