ipan expands its intellectual property software capability through an investment in IPfolio.
Munich, Germany; November 27th 2017 – ipan, one of the leading providers of IP management services and software announced at IP Service World 2017 that it has established a strategic alliance with IPfolio Corporation, the provider of next-generation IP management software.
The agreement, which includes a significant minority investment by ipan in IPfolio, will benefit both parties and their customers. IPfolio will use the investment to further its growth and increase its market access and it will enable ipan to offer a greater choice of software solutions to its customers. The primary benefit for customers will be further integration of ipan services with the IPfolio software, covering patent and trademark filings and renewals as well as validation and docketing services.
“We are delighted to make this announcement” said Anton Bory, ipan’s founder and CEO. “The addition of IPfolio’s capability and entrepreneurial team enables us to offer a highly flexible and fully cloud-based IP management software for enterprises of any size. IPfolio’s rapid acceptance in the market is proven and along with our existing software Unycom and ipss, both of which we continue to develop, IPfolio extends ipan’s spectrum of leading-edge and integrated IP software and services. The connection between IPfolio’s software solution and ipan’s service portfolio will enable us to offer an unmatched IP management solution to the market that is not available today.”
“An ever-growing number of IPfolio customers are choosing ipan as their annuity and renewal service provider, and we have built a strong and successful partnership over the past two years” said Rupert Mayer, IPfolio’s founder and CEO. “Our companies share the same vision of an open IP ecosystem, with tight integration between software and services among preferred partners. Deepening our relationship with the ipan Group is a logical step toward offering our customers a complete range of IP services, powered by a partner with an outstanding reputation” continued Mayer.
ipan (Intellectual Property Associates Network), is the leading provider of IP management services and software, supporting the largest IP owners around the globe. Founded in 2004, ipan is a strategic alliance of renowned IP experts committed to providing clients a level of quality, transparency and cost savings not available through any other source in the IP market. Headquartered in Munich, Germany, with offices in UK, Italy, Sweden, Netherlands, Austria and the United States, the company’s disruptive approach to optimizing process and cost has made it the solution of choice for the largest IP owners and one of the world’s fastest growing IP service companies. During the past two years ipan acquired Unycom and ipss, two IP software experts thereby creating a unique IP management platform with a combined mission to revolutionize the IP market and make it much easier for all involved parties to manage and maintain their IP portfolios.
IPfolio is the pioneer of truly cloud-based Intellectual Property (IP) Lifecycle Management for the enterprise. Built on the Salesforce cloud platform for ultimate scalability, performance, and flexibility, IPfolio reduces administrative overhead, allows strategic visibility into the IP portfolio, and fosters collaboration between all stakeholders in the IP Management process. The company is privately held and has its headquarters in Berkeley, California.
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