IPwe has assembled a world-class team
of patent experts and technologists
Erich Spangenberg
Chief Executive Officer
Erich Spangenberg is a serial entrepreneur and industry luminary in the patent business, a pioneer and leader in patent monetization, generating over half a billion dollars in licensing, settlement, or enforcement revenues. He’s a former investment banker (Donaldson, Lufkin, and Jenrette) and corporate lawyer (partner at Jones Day).
Brian Berman
Co-Founder, Vice-President
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, IPwe Analytics and the IPwe Platform.
Jonas Block
Head of Artificial Intelligence
Jonas Block leads development of IPwe’s technology and novel approaches to dissolve the existing access restrictions and open the global IP commercialization markets for everyone by leveraging a unique combination of AI, blockchain and user-experience.
Cheryl Milone Cowles
Chief Intellectual Property Officer
Cheryl Milone Cowles is an entrepreneur, inventor and IP attorney, focused on productizing IP strategy for protection and profit based on business alignment. Cheryl is delighted to partner with Erich in order to realize value from IPwe’s IP assets, and to act as a consulting CIPO for our SME clients within IPwe’s Advisory Services. The IPwe team, having earned companies $2.5+ billion, is honored to advise our SME clients and to select leading innovation companies for financing opportunities.
Nathan Bohn
Chief Technology Officer
Nathan Bohn has an extensive background delivering B2B eCommerce sites of complex products and pricing for Fortune 100 companies. He works with the leadership team to set clear priorities and goals for IT management and production, balancing the long-term and immediate needs.
Dan Bork
Chief Data Officer
Dan Bork has been the primary architect of IPwe 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.
Lavinia Meliti
Global Head of Business & Legal Affairs
Lavinia Meliti leads strategy and execution of IPwe’s business and legal initiatives. Passionate about Intellectual Property, she strives to explore its disruption through the escalating integration of Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain technology. She holds two Juris Doctor degrees in Europe and in the United States, and previously worked as an Attorney in Miami, Florida, focusing on IP and Competition Law matters.
Raúl Diaz Morales
Vice President, Patent Advisory Services
Raul Diaz Morales’ experience in the patent business is profound, previously managing multidisciplinary teams in IP firms in Europe and always enjoying being at the intersection where business, technology and patent law meet. Now more than ever, Raul looks forward to finding projects and also new ways to utilize his extensive IP knowledge with patents, technology and helping IPwe’s clients find an innovative edge.
Henry Wang
President (IPwe China)
Henry Wang is a seasoned tech entrepreneur, co-founding and managing national recognitized companies receiving substantial fundraising from top VCs. Henry has 16+ years of experience in IP monetization, localization, technology service outsourcing, and leverages his knowledge of the Chinese market to drive IP business development and sales.
Meixi Zhang
Business Development Director
Meixi Zhang has extensive experience in patent licensing and patent analytics and is familiar with both China and US patent market. She has worked with China telecom company and world-famous innovation information provider. She has a deep understanding of patent monetization environment in China and is missioned to drive the market leveraging IPwe’s specialties. Meixi is now overlooking IPwe China's business development.
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 IPwe Analytics for the past 10 years and this continues to be her focus.
Stacy Pedersen
Vice President, Finance and Human Resources
Stacy Pedersen oversees all the accounting and human resource matters for IPwe. She is responsible for the firm’s cash flow accounting, forecasting, budgeting, and financial statement preparation. She is also responsible for the firm’s Human Resource operations, providing employees with a robust benefit and retirement programs. Stacy brings corporate business savvy to her position and is excited to be on the front lines of IPwe’s exciting platform.
Advisory Team
Bradley Rotter
Advisory Board Member
Bradley Rotter is a visionary investor who has pioneered investment in many new alternative investments classes beginning with Hedge Funds in 1982 while speculating on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. He traded Government Bonds for EF Hutton on Wall Street before returning to Chicago to the Board of Trade. Bradley has made numerous VC and PE investments, with a particular focus on internet and technology and spanning from hedge funds to satellites.
Mark O’Donnell
Analytics Advisor
Mark O’Donnell is a recognized leader in the Intellectual Property solutions industry for contributions in the areas of SaaS analytics, patent professional services, and client engagement. He brings 20+ years of product development, patent research, and market analysis experience.
Raimondo Galli
Patent Advisory Board Member
Raimondo Galli is an attorney and founder of Law Firm Galli in Milan, Italy. He is a Patent and IP Specialist with over 30+ years of experience. He was the former Vice Secretary and Member of Presidency at the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, Italy Group, for 8 years.
Jon Wood
Patent Advisory Board Member
Jon Wood was Chief IP Counsel for over 10+ years at Bridgestone Americas and has over 20+ years of experiencing practicing IP Law in both corporate and law firm settings. He is consistently listed in the IAM Strategy 300 – The World's Leading IP Strategists. He also has an MS in Organic Chemistry.
Mark Schankerman
Advisory Board Member
Mark Schankerman is a professor in Economics at the London School of Economics and Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research. He has a PhD in Economics from Harvard University, formerly taught at New York University, and was a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research for 10 years.
Scott Armanini
Advisory Board Member
Scott Armanini is an Angel Investor with Bloomlife Inc. He was previously the Global Lead of Accenture Ventures, the Sales Director at GLIDR and RocketSpace, the Product Manager of HP Software and Cisco Systems, and Co-Founder and Global Development Manager of Microsoft Corp.
Helen Liang
Advisory Board Member
Helen Liang is a deep-tech investor and serial entrepreneur. She has invested in over 30 fast-growing tech companies with strong focus on Biotech, Telehealth, Fintech and Enterprise SaaS. She is an invited speaker at TechCrunch and global investment forums and a guest lecturer at Stanford University. Helen is currently a board advisor to Smart Energy Water, Markable AI, Headstart, and CKGSB Global CEO Program.
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