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The Global Patent Registry is the world's first blockchain-enabled patent registry.  Today, the Global Patent Registry contains basic information on 80% of the world’s 20 million patents. Find out why this is the critical first step to changing the global patent market  ...

Zuse Analytics


Zuse Analytics

Zuse is the world’s most advanced patent analytics platform – and it seamlessly integrates with the Global Patent Registry. 



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IPwe’s blockchain-powered patent platform is going to revolutionize the patent ecosystem. It will make today’s patent transactions (buy/sell/license) much easier to conduct, and it will enable new types of patent transactions that are currently impractical (crowdsourcing R&D, patent-based financing, and much more). It will foster innovation and help patent owners generate revenue from their investment. IPwe will have an impact on everyone who works with patents. 





National Patent Offices

IPwe helps national patent offices review patents faster.



Patent Owners

The Global Patent Registry will help patent owners by making their patents easier for potential buyers and licensees to find. 



Companies Seeking New Technologies 

IPwe helps companies find the technology they need to grow.

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 Meet our team 

Erich Spangenberg


Erich Spangenberg is a serial entrepreneur and industry luminary in the patent business. He founded IPNav, a pioneer and leader in patent monetization, a company that generated over half a billion dollars in licensing, settlement, or enforcement revenues for its clients. He’s a former investment banker (Donaldson, Lufkin, and Jenrette) and corporate lawyer (partner at Jones Day).

Pascal Asselot

Managing Director

Prior to joining IPwe, Pascal co-founded France Brevets where he led the licensing and development group for the first sovereign patent fund in Europe. His experience with France Brevets and Technicolor has given him deep connections in the IP world in the EU and Asia.  Pascal’s focus is on global operations, patent owner relationships, and new risk management product offerings.

Tegan Kline

Executive VP of Investor Relations

Tegan Kline is the Executive Vice President of Investor Relations at IPwe. She began her career in Investment Banking and, prior to IPwe, worked in Sales and Trading at Barclays. Tegan has been involved in the cryptocurrency / blockchain technology space for two years. She spent five years in New York City prior to moving to San Francisco in 2016. Tegan graduated from Baruch with a BBA in Finance and Investments.

Dan Bork


Dan Bork has been the primary architect of Zuse Analytics for the past 10 years. Dan has been working with a team of data scientists since the late 1990’s solving highly complex problems.  Dan’s focus is on Zuse Analytics and architecting IPwe’s public and private blockchain solutions.

George Karypis

Chief Scientist

Professor George Karypis is a Distinguished McKnight University Professor and an ADC Chair of Digital Technology in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota. George is a globally recognized expert in big data, PA and AI—all of which are critical to Zuse Analytics. George’s focus is on solving new and interesting problems using computerized analytics.

David O'Steen

General Counsel

Prior to joining IPwe, David was an intellectual property lawyer in Manhattan at Shearman & Sterling, LLP and Desmarais, LLP, focused on IP transactions and patent infringement litigation.  Prior to attending law school, David worked for patent advisory and monetization firms Marqera and Ocean Tomo, specializing in patent monetization and IP transactions. David is a registered patent attorney and started his career in intellectual property as a patent examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Sai Chen

Senior Software Engineer

Sai Chen is an expert on software and database management.  Sai studied under George Karypis for her master's degree in Computer Science after obtaining her B.E. degree in Automation from the University of Science and Technology of China. Sai has been part of the development of Zuse Analytics for the past 10 years and this continues to be her focus.

Brian Berman

Chief of Platform Adoption

Brian Berman has a deep understanding of the patent ecosystem as a former Patent Examiner and previous executive positions he has held where he had extensive interaction with global patent owners and national patent offices.   He has been involved in blockchain projects since 2015.  Brian’s mission is to educate and inform the market on the Global Patent Registry, Zuse Analytics and the IPwe Platform.

Bob Witkow

Business Development

With much of his work focused on intellectual property as capital, since 2003, Bob has been focused on strategic marketing and corporate development in the high-tech space. He joins IPwe focused on developing and driving new engagements to success. Bob is an inventor and patent holder, and a testifying expert witness in IP cases, recognized for his expertise on memory semiconductor markets.

 Advisory Team 

Advisory Board Members

David Johnston

Chairman of Factom, Board Member of Polymath and of Silicon Valley Blockchain Society, co-founded the first Angel Group in crypto in 2013 and the first crypto venture fund in 2014, published and coined the term “Decentralized Applications” in December 2013, advisor to Mastercoin (the first ICO)


Founder & Executive Chairman of Silicon Valley Blockchain Society (SVBS). Former Chairman of the  San Francisco Employee Retirement System (US$20B). Founder and Managing Partner, Emory Capital Group and Co-Founder and President at GridSpeak Corporation. Extensive public/private Board experience. Has lived, worked or studied in Tokyo, Singapore, Bangkok, London, Mumbai (Bombay) and Paris. Based in San Francisco.

Brad Rotter

Pioneered financial futures and began investing in hedge funds in 1982.  Focused on bitcoin for 6 years and invested in first ICO in 2013. Passionate crypto evangelist. Investor, advisor and keynote giver. 

Co-Founder and BOD of Entanglement Research Institute, Inc., Vice Chairman of Rivetz, Mayor of Clarksville, California, Extensive Board experience in public and private companies, including Homeseekers, Dignity Patners,  Sequella, Halo Maritime Defense Systems.  Cybersecurity geek:  Founded AirPatrol and Cybersecurity which were acquired.

Jason Page

Co-Founder of Intercoin. Formerly Chief Trading Officer at the Bitcoin Center NYC.

Peg Samuel

Founder, Social Media Expert and Digital Pioneer of Social Diva Media. Adjunct Professor at NYU and Bestselling Author. Peg’s hyper focus is social media marketing & the convergence of Social Media with Public Relations.

Scott Armanini

Angel Investor with Bloomlife Inc.

Previously Global Lead of Accenture Ventures, Sales Director at GLIDR and RocketSpace, Product Manager of HP Software and Cisco Systems, and Co-Founder and Global Development Manager of Microsoft Corp.

Mei-Hsin Wang

Professor, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan and Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry UK.

Previously Patent Analyst and Engineer at JC IP Group. Mei is the author and editor of ‘Law, Politic and Revenue Extraction on Intellectual property” and ‘Law, Policy and Monetization on Intellectual Property’ published and commissioned by Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Eric Maschoff

Managing Partner at Maschoff Brennan. Previously a computer hardware and software design.

Alexander Weir

Business Mentor for the Prince’s Trust and Identifying, Protecting and Commercializing IIP at Weir Consulting, Previously Project and Communications Manager at IPR-Helpdesk and CEO of Gulf Economic Forum.

Daniel Ameli

Data Scientist and Blockchain and Bitcoin Consulting since 2010. Daniel has an MBA and has developed algorithmic trading strategies and valuation models.

Anupam Govil

President and Partner at Avasense Inc/Avasant LLC. Former owner of Global Equations LLC and Co-Founder of Inventes. A recognized thought leader and business executive in the emerging tech areas of AI, ML, RPA, Blockchain and IoT. Leads Avasant’s Digital Transformation and Global Strategy practice.

Patent Advisory Board Members

Yuan Hao

Research Fellow at the Tsinghua-Microsoft Innovation and IP Research Center and teaches at Tsinghua University School of Law advanced IP law seminars with qualifications to practice law in both China (mainland) and New York. Formerly practiced as an IP litigation attorney at KWM, Hao published numerous articles in the fields of silicon nanowires, patent law, antitrust law and data protections

Jon Wood

Chief IP Counsel for over 10 years, over 20 years practicing IP Law in both corporate and law firm settings.  Consistently listed in the IAM Strategy 300 - The Worlds Leading IP Strategists.  Jon has an MS in Organic Chemistry.

Joe Beyers

Chairman, and CEO of Inventergy

Current and previous executive of JWB Consulting, Ambature and HP

Raimondo Galli

Attorney. Founder of Law Firm Galli (Milan, Italy).

Patent and IP Specialist. AIPPI-News Coeditor It.Group.

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