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CPA Global Appoints Toni Nijm as Chief Technology Officer

SYDNEY, August 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

CPA Global, the world's foremost specialist in intellectual property (IP) software and services, has appointed Toni Nijm as Chief Technology Officer, responsible for the Company's industry-leading portfolio of IP software solutions and integrated services.

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Nijm is a qualified patent attorney and has been involved in developing IP software businesses for many years. He was previously Chief Executive Officer of Ipendo, the Sweden-based IP management software and services provider, which he co-founded in 2004 and which was acquired by CPA Global in 2011. Since the acquisition, Nijm has worked in a number of senior technology roles at CPA Global, most recently leading the hosted IP software solutions (SaaS) business as well as heading services R&D and strategic development.

CPA Global's technology portfolio comprises five market-leading IP management solutions - FoundationIP, Inprotech, Ipendo, Memotech, and Patrawin - tailored towards the specific needs of different clients (both corporations and law firms); as well as First To File, the industry-leading electronic document management system for IP; Discover, one of the world's most advanced patent search and data verification platforms; and IP Forecaster, the IP budgeting software.

Commenting on Nijm's appointment, CPA Global Chief Executive Officer Tim Griffiths said: "We are delighted to appoint Toni Nijm to lead the development of our software and integrated services business, which is at the centre of our strategic focus for the Company. Toni has a strong track record of building IP software businesses and a detailed understanding of client needs. As CTO, he will play a key role in our ongoing commitment to provide our clients with industry-leading technology and integrated services platforms that help them manage IP assets more effectively and perform their roles more efficiently and productively."

Added Nijm: "I'm excited to take on the role of CTO at CPA Global. Clients in the IP space are increasingly looking for integrated software and services; and, with our unrivalled portfolio of IP management solutions and global client base, we are ideally placed to drive the integration agenda. I look forward to working closely with our product teams and clients to continue developing our world-class solutions to meet our clients' fast changing IP management needs."

About CPA Global  

CPA Global is the world's leading intellectual property (IP) management and IP software specialist, and an international provider of outsourced legal services. With offices across Europe, the United States and Asia Pacific, CPA Global supports many of the world's best known corporations and law firms with a range of IP and broader legal services, helping them to manage risk, cost and capacity, and realise greater value for their businesses and IP assets.

CPA Global helps corporates and law firms in managing valuable IP Rights, such as patents, designs and trademarks, ensuring that IP portfolios are protected, maintained and regularly reviewed in order to maximise value. Working closely with its clients, CPA Global ensures they have the best information on which to base IP decisions, and the best support in terms of helping implement those decisions.

Services include the development and implementation of IP software management solutions; patent portfolio optimisation; patent research and analytics; patent and trademark renewals; as well as other IP support services such as docketing, trademark watching and domains management. CPA Global is also a leading player in the outsourced legal services sector, providing high quality and cost-efficient legal support services such as transaction support, contract management, anti-bribery and compliance, and legal research through global delivery centres in the US, Europe and India.

Founded in Jersey, Channel Islands in 1969, CPA Global today employs more than 1,800 people, serving clients' needs in 200 jurisdictions through its own offices and an extensive agent network. CPA Global's diverse client list ranges from major global corporations, headquartered in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific, to small and medium-sized enterprises and innovation start-ups; and from top international law firms to national and regional law and IP firms. For further information, please visit: http://www.cpaglobal.com.

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Steve Clark +44(0)20-7549-5504, sclark@cpaglobal.com

Victoria Knowles +44(0)20-7549-4585, vknowles@cpaglobal.com

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