John Ciannamea Joins ipCapital Group's Leading Team of IP Strategists

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ipCapital Group, Inc. announces that John Ciannamea, a distinguished intellectual property (IP) licensing expert and noted leader in company IP licensing transactions, has been hired as a Senior Advisor.

I am delighted to join ipCG due to their prominent position within the IP industry

ipCapital Group, Inc. (http://www.ipcg.com/), one of the nation's leading intellectual property (IP) strategy consulting and licensing firms, is proud to announce that John Ciannamea, a distinguished intellectual property (IP) licensing expert, has been hired as a Senior Advisor. Ciannamea is a noted leader in company IP licensing transactions across diverse businesses and in a globally competitive environment.

"I am delighted to join ipCG due to their prominent position within the IP industry," Ciannamea said. "They are the preeminent leader in providing IP services to clients across all industries. They understand the value that IP strategy coupled with sound IP processes can bring to innovative companies, and they have the depth of experience and accomplished staff necessary to readily bring IP solutions to meet client-specific needs."

Ciannamea joins ipCG after a 32-year career working with emerging companies in New York, Silicon Valley, and Research Triangle Park. Most recently, Ciannamea served as President of Academy IP Corporation, a company that commercialized technologies from universities principally through licensing transactions. He was responsible for assessing IP portfolios, evaluating IP value, developing commercialization strategies, identifying potential licensees, and negotiating licenses. He has served previously as a venture capital investor with several early stage funds and he has been involved with licensing transactions of portfolio companies across many industries.

At ipCG, Ciannamea will lead a new business development offering to assist companies with licensing transactions. "John's broad experience leading licensing transactions will bring great value to our clients," said John Cronin, Managing Director and Chairman of ipCapital Group. "Companies are very interested in extracting the most value from their IP, and licensing strategies provide an attractive approach for our clients".

Ciannamea earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Master of Business Administration degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. He serves on the board of directors for several technology companies.

About ipCapital Group:
Since 1998, ipCapital Group has delivered over 500 successful IP engagements to companies in a wide range of industries. Its professional services maximize financial results for clients that seek to develop and execute intellectual property (IP) strategies, strengthen and monetize IP portfolios, and establish and implement Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) practices. ipCapital Group has an interdisciplinary team trained in business, law, marketing, and product development that provides a systematic and comprehensive view of the full lifecycle of IP, from creation to monetization to retirement. For more information, visit http://www.ipcg.com.

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