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 Shanahan


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


Harsh Parikh

Data Scientist

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


Omar Estoque


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


Catherine Kim

Account Manager

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


Andy Lin


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


Wayne Sobon


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


Dylan Gittleman


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


Edward Hartman


Co-founder of LegalZoom, Professor at Yale University.


Colleen Chien


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