About ClearAccessIP

We envision a system where patent practitioners, business managers, and innovators can work together to create value in a way the patent system intended.

Patents are a necessary part of wealth creation in our innovation economy. We are currently experiencing a major market failure in terms of access and information, however. High transaction costs and a lack of information about the marketplace for patent assets has resulted in many innovators either failing to obtain or failing to monetize a patent.

ClearAccessIP believes patent management must evolve to meet the needs of the companies and patent practitioners operating today. We have eliminated many of the costs associated with building patent portfolios by automating patent prosecution and management, and we have built an environment in which patent prosecutors and managers can assist their clients in securing monetization for their patents.

Mission Statement

Reinventing the patent lifecycle with automation technology and services. Taking away overhead burdens and unleashing the value of the asset, ultimately driving innovation faster. ClearAccessIP transforms portfolios from cost centers into profit centers.


IP Strategy Services

Interested in optimizing your IP operations? ClearAccessIP provides flexible IP strategy and legal technology services onsite and over web. Our consultants are experts in intellectual property law, administration, and agile software development. We believe that your IP services vendor should be able to answer any IP related issue related to growing your business.

Our Team

We are a team of lawyers, engineers, and free thinkers who think the patent industry deserves a modern solution to a persistent problem.

Nicole

Nicole Shanahan

Founder

Legal technology founder and consultant, Attorney, and Resident Fellow at the CodeX, Stanford Center of Legal Informatics.

Harsh

Harsh Parikh

Data Scientist

Data scientist specializing in convolutional neural networks, and a former Siemens data analyst and machine learning expert.

Omar

Omar Estoque

Developer

Rails developer with 5 years of startup experience, including a 500 Startups company, and a former research scientist.

Jake

Jake Varghese

Developer

Rails developer with over 11 years of development experience. Responsible for the creation of over 200 Rails apps.

Catherine

Catherine Kim

Product Manager

Former patent paralegal with 10 years of intellectual property big law experience.

Andy

Andy Lin

Designer

Web and interface designer with over five years of experience creating simple, intuitive, and engaging experiences.

Wayne

Wayne Sobon

Advisor

IP Consultant. Former Chief IP Counsel at Accenture and Rambus. Former president of the American Intellectual Property Law Association.

Aditya

Aditya Krishnan

Advisor

Patent Attorney at Lorenz & Kopf, LLP, former USPTO examiner and in-house counsel at Yahoo, Xerox, Sony, Fujitsu, and Zoran.

Dylan

Dylan Gittleman

Advisor

Advisor. Business development and strategy expert, former VP at Merrill Lynch and IBM executive.

Eddie

Edward Hartman

Advisor

Co-founder of LegalZoom, Professor at Yale University.

Mimi

Mimi Spier

Advisor

Senior Director, Strategy and Development for Business Mobility at VMware, former director at SAP.

Colleen

Colleen Chien

Advisor

Professor of Law, Former White House Senior Advisor, Intellectual Property and Innovation.