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CPA Global
11 August 2014

CPA Global acquires leading patent services provider Landon IP

Further strengthens search and analytics capabilities to meet increasing demand from clients around the world

CPA Global, the world's leading specialist in intellectual property (IP) software and services, today announced the acquisition of international patent services provider Landon IP for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition further strengthens CPA Global's patent search and analytics capabilities, while providing Landon IP with access to a larger worldwide network.

Landon IP is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, close to CPA Global's US headquarters and the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). It also has offices in Detroit, Michigan, as well as internationally, in London, Shanghai and New Delhi. Landon IP was previously wholly owned by the Company's Chief Executive Officer, David Hunt, and other Hunt family interests. Hunt and fellow members of Landon IP's management team will continue in their current roles.

The primary services that Landon IP offers are:

  • Patent search 
    Patent searches for corporates, law firms, universities, and inventors to provide them with a more informed view on such issues as patentability, infringement, freedom to operate, state of the art and validity.
  • Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) search 
    Execution of Chapter I PCT International Search Reports under long-term contract to the USPTO.
  • Patent analytics
    Complex patent analysis - including patent landscape studies, patent mapping and portfolio reviews - to support decision-making around patent strategy, research and development, patent valuations, and licensing or sale of patents.
  • Intellectual Property information retrieval and legal support
    Professional information retrieval, IP data collection searches and monitoring, and dissemination of worldwide value-added patent file histories through its proprietary Patent Workbench® tool.
  • Patent law education
    Introductory and advanced patent law courses and educational programmes for patent professionals through its Patent Resources Group subsidiary.

Following the acquisition, Landon IP will operate as a standalone entity and will continue to serve clients in the same manner as previously. CPA Global's management teams will work with Hunt and his team to expand Landon IP's geographic reach and help promote the Company's specialist skills to a broader range of clients worldwide.

CPA Global's Chief Executive Officer, Tim Griffiths, said: "As companies across the world increasingly seek to align the management of their Intellectual Property assets with their broader business objectives, we are seeing greater demand for patent search and analytics services to help inform strategic decision-making. Landon IP is a leader in this area and we are delighted to be working with them to deliver world-class patent services."

Commented Hunt: "Under CPA Global's ownership, Landon IP looks forward to accelerating our growth ambitions, while continuing to provide clients with the same exceptionally high quality of service they have come to expect from us."