As part of its international growth strategy, Auckland-based tech intellectual property firm EverEdge IP has established its first offshore office in the US.
Recognised as one of the world's leading intellectual property companies in the technology industry, the business provides innovators, companies, investors and research institutes independent and objective advice to convert intellectual property and technology into wealth.
Last month EverEdge IP secured the advisory mandate to create the IP strategy for a US$5 billion+ North American-based, global leader in food and beverage and EverEdge IP CEO, Paul Adams says that North America is a key market for the business.
“We are seeing strong demand for our services from North America and have recruited some of the world’s best talent to our ranks to service a blue chip client base and capitalise on further growth opportunities," Adams says.
“Increasing our local presence in the region will further strengthen our company’s ability to win new business and service our existing clients.”
Heading the North American office is Francis Rushford - responsible for EverEdge IP’s North American operations, Rushford takes up his position as EverEdge IP’s President - North America.
Joining Rushford is Ray Reusser, one of leading architects of patent monetisation and licensing in the US. Adams says the addition of Francis and Ray propels EverEdge IP into the top three IP strategy and management firms globally.
“Having the best minds in the business as team members is part of our long-term, strategic commitment to helping clients drive growth through innovation and identify and maximise the value of their IP," Adams adds.