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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  ...

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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. 

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National Patent Offices

IPwe helps national patent offices review patents faster.

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Patent Owners

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

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Companies Seeking New Technologies 

IPwe helps companies find the technology they need to grow.

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 Meet our team 

Erich Spangenberg

CEO

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.

Christal Sheppard

EVP of Strategy and Business Development

Prior to joining IPwe, Professor Dr. A. Christal Sheppard was the first Director of the first United States Patent and Trademark Office regional office. Additionally, she is an adjunct professor of law at the University of Nebraska, teaching Patent Law and International I.P.  Dr. Sheppard has an M.S. and Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from Cornell University Law School. She has almost three decades of IP law and policy experience including as a practicing attorney at Foley & Lardner and the US International Trade Commission.

Dan Bork

CTO

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.

DJ Nag

Global Head of Academic and Non-Profit Sector

Dr. DJ Nag successfully led technology transfer at The Ohio State University, Rutgers University and University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is credited for creating more than 70 startups and successfully licensing hundreds of technologies. DJ holds a Ph.D. and MS in biophysical chemistry and an MBA. Previously, DJ was a Director at Ocean Tomo. He previously served on the Board of Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM and is currently on the Licensing Executive Society’s (LES) Board for Standards Development Organization. He is a Professor of Practice at Rutgers University.

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.

Danielle York

Business Development

Danielle’s interest in the intersection of law and finance is reflected by her diverse set of work experiences. She worked for The Economist and then proceeded to conduct transfer pricing research at Procter & Gamble. After P&G, Danielle worked at Gerchen Keller Capital, a litigation finance firm. Danielle most recently worked for Judge Richard Posner. Danielle is a graduate from the University of Chicago with a dual degree in Economics and Political Science. Her Honors B.A. Thesis was on Institutional Corruption.

Michael Greisler

EVP of Marketing

Michael is recognized for leading programs focused on brand management, marketing and public relations.  As customer experience expectations rise, Michael's focus will be delivering true, authentic value of IPwe's Platform globally and linking the innovations of the products to the customer-focused operations of the business units to build the IPwe global brand, create consumer awareness and advocacy, and drive customer preference for the brand through all channels every day. 

Michael joined IPwe in June of 2018 to take on the newly created EVP Marketing role. He previously served as VP, Senior Marketing Communications Manager of Sterling National Bank and other lead marketing roles at EY, Dun & Bradstreet and Chase Bank.

 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)

E. DAVID ELLINGTON

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.

Johan Staël von Holstein

Blockchain, Cryptocurrency and Internet Visionary and Investor. Dedicated 20+ years challenging the status quo of numerous industries through digital innovation. 

CEO, Investor, Speaker and Blockchain Evangelist of Wakopa Eagle AB & Speed Ventures. Former Founder, Chairman and CEO at MyCube.com, Founder and CEO of IQube AB, CEO of Icon Medialab and Founder of Speed Ventures Investment Company.  Author of "Inget can stoppa oss nu" and several articles in Swedish and international press.

Anita Motwani

Head of Business Development, North America for Celsius Network. Founding member, SVBS. Venture Partner, Correlation Ventures. Former advisor to multiple startups in tech and Cleantech. Former Wall Street Professional.

GASPAR MONTESA

Global Supply Chain Management Leader at Facebook with applied experience across multiple industries. Co-founder of one of the largest blockchain syndicates in Silicon Valley, with strong connections to all major FANG companies. Served in the US Marine Corps as an Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Specialist.

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.

DAVID SCHWARTZ

Professor and Researcher of I.P. and patent law. Co-Author of a casebook on the law of design, including design patents. Prior to entering academics in 2006, Professor Schwartz practiced intellectual property law, focusing on patents and patent litigation, for over a decade. Former Partner at two intellectual property boutique firms in Chicago, where his practice included patent, copyright, trademark and trade secrets litigation; patent and trademark prosecution; and I.P. related transactions.

Mark Schankerman

Mark Schankerman is Professor in Economics at the London School of Economics and Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research. He is also the Ronald Coase Visiting Professor at the University of Tilburg (Holland, 2017-18) and Senior Visiting Professor by Special Appointment at Tel Aviv University (2017-20). He has a PhD in Economics from Harvard University, formerly taught at New York University, and was Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research for ten years.

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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