Bob Stembridge graduated from University of Sussex with a Bachelors degree in Chemistry. He joined Thomson Scientific in 1980 and has held various roles in editorial, marketing, sales and product development over the years. Leaving in 1988 for interludes working as Information Analyst specializing in patent analytics at British Petroleum and European Sales Liaison with Dialog, he returned to Thomson Scientific in 1996 and most recently became Customer Relations Manager with responsibility for liaison with customer user groups for the organization.
He is a member of Patent Information Users Group (PIUG) and Patent and Trademark Group (PATMG) and has served on the PATMG management committee for a number of years. He is the immediate past-Chair of PATMG.