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Founders of IP Checkups, Inc.(TM), Provider of Patent Analytics Software and Services, Named Worlds Leading IP Strategists

  (July 20, 2011)

(PRWEB) July 20, 2011

IP Checkups, Inc., a boutique patent analytics firm, announced today that Irving Rappaport and Matthew Rappaport were named among the worlds leading intellectual property (IP) strategists, according to the recently published IAM Strategy 250: the Worlds Leading IP Strategists*. This is the second year in a row that the companys two founders, a father and son team, have been selected.

IAM Strategy 250: the Worlds Leading IP Strategists, published annually by Intellectual Asset Management Magazine, is based on extensive research and is recognized as the pre-eminent reference source for those seeking world-class strategic IP business advice. The peer-nominated list is comprised of individuals who create, develop and deploy strategies that help IP rights owners gain maximum value from their IP portfolios.

The IAM 250 is a prestigious list to be on and is another indication that our clients are satisfied, said Matthew Rappaport, Managing Director of IP CheckupsTM. Being named to this list means that our clients recognize the value we provide and the business advantage they gain from our products and services.

Matthew Rappaport and Irving Rappaports inclusion in the IAM 250 speaks volumes to their capabilities and joint expertise. Since founding IP Checkups in 2004, Matthew Rappaport has provided competitive patent landscape analyses, IP portfolio strategy and development services, and custom patent searching and analysis. Additionally, he has created customized patent databases for a variety of clients, including IP Checkups best-in-class CleanTech PatentEdgeTM solution that categorizes more than 1.5 million worldwide patents into more than 150 cleantech market areas. In 2009, Rappaport lead IP Checkups introduction of a web-based competitive patent intelligence service and software platform, PatentCAM, which provides affordable and easy-to-use management and monitoring of competitive patent portfolio information and is currently used by an assortment of large and small companies, investment firms and Universities..

Irving Rappaport has been a licensed patent attorney for over 40 years, he has lead numerous IP departments for top tier companies. He served as Associate General Counsel for Intellectual Property and Licensing at Apple Computer where he built the companys IP department from 1984-90. Following a consulting project for Intel in 1990 to 1991, where he recommended the Intel Inside campaign, he served as Vice President and Associate General Counsel for IP and Licensing at National Semiconductor. He also headed the IP departments for Medtronic, Data General, and Bally-Midway. In 1992, Mr. Rappaport co-founded SmartPatents, Inc., a startup focused on converting paper patents into an electronic format enabling the development of software tools that could assess and manipulate patents, eliminating the old paper paradigm. In 1996, the company changed its name to Aurigin Systems and developed Aureka®, a powerful software platform used for evaluating and assessing entire patent portfolios in their competitive landscapes. In 2002, at the time Aurigin Systems was sold, it provided services to more than 100 Fortune 1000 companies. Mr. Rappaport is a co-inventor on 26 issued U.S. patents.

Together, Matthew and Irving Rappaport successfully lead IP CheckupsTM in assisting clients to build strategic, defensible and valuable patent portfolios aligned with their business objectives. IP Checkups is recognized as a leading boutique research, analytic and strategy firm because it delivers valuable IP services required in todays competitive business environment, including in-depth patent analysis and the development of customized IP creation, management and monetization strategies in less time and for significantly lower cost compared to other services.

About IP Checkups Inc.
IP Checkups, founded in 2004, is a boutique patent analytics firm that offers custom patent portfolio and technology analysis to companies, investors, research institutions and universities. With its PatentCAM software and custom services, IP Checkups enhances companies understanding of the intellectual assets that underlie key products and research and development initiatives. The firm is based in Berkeley, CA.

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