TROY, Mich. and MUNICH, Feb. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Intellectual Property Associates Network ("ipan"), a leading provider of outsourced intellectual property services, today announced the official opening of its U.S. office. As previously announced, Phillip Henderson, a 25-year veteran of the global intellectual property ("IP") industry, will serve as Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. division.
Founded in 2004, ipan has built a global network of more than 100 leading IP firms representing more than 240 jurisdictions. As one of the fastest growing and largest IP service companies in the world, ipan has more than 900,000 IP rights under management.
"The opening of our U.S. office is an important achievement for ipan," said Anton Bory, Chief Executive Officer of ipan. "ipan has an excellent track record as a leader in the IP industry, and our investment in the U.S. demonstrates our commitment to global leadership in outsourced IP admin services."
Mr. Henderson commented, "The response to the launch of our services in the U.S. has been overwhelming, and this new facility delivers state-of-the-art service and support capabilities which are unmatched. In combination with our European colleagues, we are excited to now be able to deliver the power of the ipan partner network to clients in the Americas."
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Intellectual Property Associates Network ("ipan"), headquartered in Munich, Germany, is a leading provider of intellectual property (i.e. patent, trademark and industrial design) annuity renewal services, related recordal, validation, data verification and filing, as well as other legal process outsourcing services. The company manages a sizeable portfolio of intellectual property ("IP") responsibilities on behalf of a number of blue-chip customers in the chemical, pharma and medical device, automotive, food, consumer, and general industrial sectors. ipan provides its services in partnership with a global network of local and national IP law firms that have a presence or reach in virtually all IP jurisdictions worldwide.
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