IPfolio and ipan Deepen Alliance Through Strategic Growth Investment

BERKELEY, Calif., Nov. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — IPfolio Corporation expects its deepened financial and business partnership with ipan to accelerate and expand the global reach and footprint of its Intellectual Property (IP) management software platform. ipan, which uses a global provider network to deliver IP management services that are complementary to IPfolio’s technology, has taken a significant minority ownership position in IPfolio. The companies will work together to tighten integration of ipan’s services into IPfolio’s platform.

IPfolio will use the investment to accelerate product development and expand global support, sales and marketing activities. Customers of both companies will benefit from the tighter integration and singular product experience. ipan customers will benefit from more software choices while IPfolio customers will be “closer” to the patent filing and annuities, trademark registration and renewal, validation and docketing services delivered through the ipan network.

“IPfolio is an exceptionally successful company and brand in IP,” said ipan Founder and CEO Anton Bory. “Customers love the IPfolio team and the experience of using its software. Together we will be able to introduce many more companies to the joy and flexibility of cloud-based IP management software. From our side, the closer integration of IPfolio’s platform with our service portfolio means we can offer an unmatched IP management solution on every continent.”

“As we have built a strong and successful partnership with ipan over the past two years, we have also seen an increasing number of our customers migrate to ipan for annuity and renewal services,” said IPfolio Founder and CEO Rupert Mayer. “We not only share many common customers with ipan, we also share an open IP ecosystem vision. Strengthening the IPfolio-ipan relationship was a logical next step in terms of expanding our collective footprint in the global IP marketplace. We look forward to an exciting future with this outstanding partner.”

About IPfolio
Headquartered in Berkeley, California, IPfolio has pioneered truly cloud-based Intellectual Property (IP) Lifecycle Management for the enterprise since 2012. Built on the Salesforce Platform for ultimate scalability, performance, flexibility, and security, IPfolio reduces administrative overhead, allows strategic visibility into the IP portfolio, and fosters collaboration between all stakeholders throughout the IP Management process. IPfolio has 135 customers in 20 countries, ranging from Silicon Valley’s most innovative startups to the Fortune 50, and including three of the world’s ten most valuable corporations.

For more information, please visit http://www.ipfolio.com

About ipan
Founded in 2004, ipan (Intellectual Property Associates Network) is a leading global provider of IP management services and software. Headquartered in Munich, Germany, and with offices in the UK, Italy, Sweden, Netherlands, Austria and the United States, ipan’s disruptive approach to process optimization and pricing has made it one of the IP industry’s fastest-growing service providers. One hundred partner firms collaborate as a strategic alliance, providing transparent and cost-effective IP expertise to clients around the world. Whether it is through services or its Unycom and ipss software offerings, ipan is making IP management easier for all.

For more information, please visit http://www.ipan-services.com