Designed and developed by leading IP and IT experts, Ipendo creates a secure cloud-based platform for companies of all sizes to manage their IP portfolios more effectively and cost efficiently.
Ipendo is one of the most flexible IP management platforms available in German, providing a powerful web-based tool to share and utilise IP information in real-time. With the help of Ipendo, German in-house IP professionals can make more informed decisions on their IP portfolio management and on maximising the value of their companies’ intellectual assets, thus facilitating greater alignment between IP strategy and the broader business strategy of the organisation.
Ipendo also enhances collaboration and workflow in the IP management process, enabling corporate IP professionals to connect, communicate and collaborate on IP matters in a standardised way, leveraging the latest technology while keeping things simple for users. Colleagues within the organisation, outside counsel, IP service providers and other authorised stakeholders can access and enter information directly into the system (subject to secure access controls) and since all users log into the same environment, any changes are instantly reflected and highlighted.
Charly Nijm, Managing Director and Head of R&D at Ipendo Systems, said: “Germany is Europe’s powerhouse of innovation and, like their counterparts in other countries, many German in-house IP professionals are being expected to do more and more work, yet with the same limited resources. Ipendo assists them with these challenges because its easy, anytime access to IP information and highly collaborative nature improves workflow efficiency, reducing costly and time-consuming administration and freeing up IP professionals to focus on more strategic IP management issues and decisions. The automated process also ensures improved data quality, which again significantly reduces administrative time spent in cross-checking and querying manual data submissions. Whatever the size of the company, Ipendo can be easily configured to meet the organisation’s exact requirements to maximise effectiveness.”
The development team that first created Ipendo featured European patent and trademark attorneys, so it has at its core a design which is based on a deep understanding of the requirements of IP counsel. The system gives all relevant stakeholders within an organisation a complete overview of the IP portfolio. Furthermore, it has a unique IP Forecasting module to enable better budget control. A company can analyse what is being spent in managing and maintaining the existing IP portfolio and predict future IP costs accurately. In addition, the Awards Management module has been designed specifically for inventors in Germany. The module provides a facility to manage the entire invention awards process, and a user-friendly dashboard gives quick reporting on the progress, outcome and number of awards.
Explained Nijm: “We sought to develop a platform that facilitates collaboration. As many of our R&D team are European patent attorneys, they know from personal experience that working effectively across different departments in a corporation and with external IP counsel is one of the most important facets in improving efficiency and data integrity and in managing costs. Ipendo provides a full picture of a company’s intellectual assets and related costs, helping IP professionals to maximise the return on investment by facilitating informed decision making around portfolio optimisation and providing improved IP forecasting capability and better budgeting controls.”
About CPA Global
CPA Global (cpaglobal.com) is the world's leading intellectual property (IP) management and IP software specialist, and an international provider of outsourced legal services. With offices across Europe, the United States and Asia Pacific, CPA Global supports many of the world’s best known corporations and law firms with a range of IP and broader legal services, helping them to manage risk, cost and capacity, and realise greater value for their businesses and IP assets.
CPA Global helps corporates and law firms in managing valuable IP Rights, such as patents, designs and trademarks, ensuring that IP portfolios are protected, maintained and regularly reviewed in order to maximise value. Working closely with its clients, CPA Global ensures they have the best information on which to base IP decisions, and the best support in terms of helping implement those decisions.
Services include patent portfolio optimisation; patent research and analytics; patent and trademark renewals; as well as other IP support services such as docketing, trademark watching and domains management. In addition to Ipendo, CPA Global offers three other market-leading IP management software solutions (FoundationIP, Inprotech and Memotech) tailored towards different types of clients and their specific needs; First To File, the market-leading electronic document management system for IP; as well as Discover, one of the world’s most advanced patent search platforms.
CPA Global is also a leading player in the outsourced legal services sector, providing high quality and cost-efficient legal support services such as transaction support, contract management, anti-bribery and compliance, and legal research through delivery centres in the US and India.
Founded in Jersey, Channel Islands in 1969, CPA Global today employs more than 1,700 people, serving clients’ needs in 200 jurisdictions through its own offices and an extensive agent network. CPA Global’s diverse client list ranges from major global corporations, headquartered in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific, to small and medium-sized enterprises and innovation start-ups; and from top international law firms to national and regional law and IP firms.
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