16 November 2021Press Release
Chris Joins IPwe From Lee & Hayes
Paris/New York/Shanghai: November 18, 2021: IPwe announces the appointment of J. Christopher Lynch as General Counsel. Mr. Lynch is a licensed patent attorney and comes to IPwe as a partner from Lee & Hayes, one of the world’s leading intellectual property law firms.
Chris has enjoyed three decades of work commercializing intellectual property assets. He has broad, diverse intellectual property experience, including as legal counsel in the formation of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group, and in eliminating abusive copyright trolling in Washington state. Chris’ expertise is formulating sensible intellectual property strategies for otherwise complex relationships. He is an adjunct professor of law at Gonzaga University Law School and University of Idaho College Law, having taught specialty intellectual property courses for over thirty years.
“I am impressed with IPwe’s systems for bringing more certainty into intellectual property commercialization,” Lynch said. “IPwe’s systems will allow more technologies to be more broadly implemented in intellectual property, benefitting everyone.”
“Chris is a tremendous addition to the IPwe Team” stated CEO of IPwe Erich Spangenberg. “After two years of building our IP answers and transaction platform, IPwe is entering the revenue building phase in which Chris will play a critical role. We interviewed many candidates and Chris impressed us all with his extensive experience, desire and ability to lead in this key role.”
IPwe is quickly emerging as creating the industry standard for patent NFTs. IPwe recently announced its partnership with IBM to represent patents as non-fungible tokens (NFTs). IPwe also has a partnership with CasperLabs to further improve the patent registration process and create a chain of custody (CoC) Solution by using the Casper public blockchain to store, secure, and trace patent data, thereby creating a new approach to patent ownership verification. Patent NFTs are stored and shared on the IPwe Platform, running on the IBM Cloud and Blockchain services such as the Casper Network. IPwe anticipates tokenized IP to become commercially available in Q4 of 2021. IPwe operates in more than 50 countries with offices in Asia, Europe, North and South America. To learn more about how IPwe can provide the answers to your IP-related business decisions, Request a Demo of the IPwe Platform on www.ipwe.com.