IBM IP Leader Joins Board of New Amster Venture

Rowan TELS, the tech enabled legal services provider launched a few years ago by RPX co- founder John Amster, has appointed IBM IP head Bill LaFontaine to its board. Given that IBM annually receives more US patents than any other company and Rowan is looking to revolutionize a prosecution market that it perceives to be too costly and inefficient, LaFontaine should provide a valuable sounding board to Amster and his team. The IBM leader is the first IP figure to join Rowan’s board, which thus far has largely been made up of early investors in the business. Read the full article (PDF).