Leading IP Consulting Firm TechPats Acquires GIS

Press Release


Doylestown, PA. February 2, 2015: TechPats, a US based company headquartered outside of Philadelphia, PA, today announced it has acquired Global Intellectual Strategies (GIS), of Ottawa, Canada. TechPats is a patent consulting firm that forms strategic partnerships with their clients, empowering their client companies to grow their businesses, protect their intellectual property assets, and strategically position themselves for the future.

Chris Wichser, CEO of TechPats, stated, “We are excited about this combination and the joining of these two great companies. The addition of GIS and their highly skilled team of IP professionals expands our service offerings for current and future clients, and also expands our global reach.”

The acquisition positions TechPats as one of the premiere patent consulting firms in the world. The combined companies will have offices in Philadelphia, Ottawa, San Francisco, and Tokyo.

Marek Wernik, CEO of GIS and now president of the combined companies, states, “TechPats’ team of experts and engineers is impressive and their leadership team’s vision for the future growth of the company and for meeting the needs of our clients is exciting. GIS has a proud history of service and commitment to our clients and we look forward to continuing our work as TechPats.”

About TechPats:
TechPats IP consulting focuses on portfolio development and management, patent monetization and IP litigation support. Across these main disciplines, TechPats’ team of experienced engineers, patent agents and attorneys offer comprehensive IP services that help companies realize, monetize, and protect their patents.

About GIS:
GIS was founded in August 2000. As a team of patent professionals and engineers, they will continue to provide patent and technical analysis in support of patent licensing & litigation, backed by in-house technical reverse engineering expertise. Their technical expertise is focused in the fields of wireless, electronic systems, semiconductors, audio/video, software, and communications.

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