Our Company

About IPRIS Global

Founded in 2004 by intellectual property and technology transfer experts in Switzerland, IPRIS AG understands the unique challenges faced by companies, universities and government labs when managing their intellectual property portfolios.

IPRIS’ expertise and global reach was expanded through a marketing and customer service partnership with IP Pragmatics Limited in 2005. The partnership created a robust service based on a transparent and reliable fee structure, proactive and responsive customer service team and a dynamic web-based patent renewals software solution.

In January 2018, the companies formed a partnership with Wellspring Worldwide Inc to include an integration of the Wellspring IP Management software with the IPRIS IP renewals software and service. The new software solution is available for all Wellspring clients including corporate clients and universities using the technology transfer software, SOPHIA.  

Today, IPRIS serves over 200 clients in Europe, North America and Australasia and is recognized as a top-tier intellectual property renewals service provider globally.


Our Team

Basel Operations Team

Constanze Lindhoff


Constanze joined the IPRIS operations team in Basel as Head Paralegal in 2021.
She brings more than 20 years’ experience in the IP business to the role, starting as Search Analyst for trademarks, designs and other IP rights at EuCor.
After that she worked as a Team Leader and Operations Coordinator at a leading global renewals provider managing a team of analysts across several locations and countries.

Birgit Knaack

Senior Paralegal

Prior to joining the IPRIS operations team in Basel in 2012, Birgit brings 25 years' experience to the role. This experience has been gained from several patent law firms in Hamburg, Munich and Basel that include Hogan Lovells, Eisenführ Speiser, Bohest. Furthermore, she brings direct experience from the patent departments of industrial enterprises such as Tesa and Fraunhofer Gesellschaft to the role.

Linda Dieker


Prior to joining the IPRIS operations team beginning of 2020, Linda brings 25 years' experience of working with several patent law firms in Hamburg, Munich and Basel (including Eisenführ Speiser, Vossius, Isarpatent)

Delia Ugwu


Delia is a professional legal assistant and worked since more than 16 years in the field of Intellectual Property. As Head of administration in her former position in a well-known patent law firm she supported patent attorneys in an international environment. She will bring her deep knowledge as new team member of IPRIS AG as of November 2020.

Bianca Kaufmann


Bianca joined the IPRIS operations team in 2018 with 20 years' work experience as a paralegal for a number of leading patent law firms in Hamburg, Cardiff, Basel and Zürich.

René Meyer


René has over 30 years' accounting experience for international and stock listed companies worldwide. As a Swiss Federal certified accountant, he also runs his own accounting and auditing company.

Pascal T. Dalle Carbonare

IT Infrastructure and Maintenance

With over 10 years of experience in the IT industry, Pascal Dalle Carbonare acts as an external consultant and supports IPRIS AG in the fields of IT governance, IT strategy and IT operations.

IT Development Team

IPRIS has a relationship for over a decade with a leading and expert, UK-based IT development company in Internet services including Web Design and Web Development.

Authorised Partner Team

Ronnie Georghiou, IP Pragmatics Ltd

Authorised IPRIS Marketing, Sales & Customer Services, Global

For 19 years, Ronnie has consulted to universities, SMEs and multinationals on IP management and commercialisation projects. Leading marketing, sales and customer services both regionally and globally, Ronnie has worked in partnerships with US, European and Australasian partners, to offer both IP management software and renewals services to clients based in these territories and the UK. Ronnie holds a BSc in Medical Biochemistry and an MBA from Imperial College, London.

Mathew Kilbey, IP Pragmatics Ltd

Authorised IPRIS Customer Services IP Manager

Through multiple roles within a number of the UKs leading Law Firms and Attorneys in London, Mat’s patent and trade mark knowledge enables him to provide assistance across many aspects of IP to our clients. With a previous focus on patent renewals, Mat uses this to always look for ways on how to improve the service and functionality available to our IPRIS clients.

Bansi Pattni, IP Pragmatics Ltd

Authorised IPRIS Representative, Head of North American Operations

Degrees in Physics and Intellectual Property Management and experience as in-house IP counsel for an SME and as an IP consultant has provided Bansi with in-depth knowledge of multiple industries and international markets. In her capacity as Business Development Manager for IP Pragmatics, Bansi has leveraged her technical and commercial expertise to guide IPRIS’ operations, implement the Wellspring integration and lead North American client acquisition.

Susan Mutangadura

Authorised IPRIS Administration & Customer Services Assistant

Throughout her academia and work experience, Susan has built up a robust knowledge in IP. Liaising with clients on completing filing applications, for PCT National Phase filings, Direct Filing, and EP Validations, required attentiveness to detail when gathering applicants’ data and other special instructions from the client. This experience enables Susan to provide administrative support to the team for customer services, marketing and sales matters relating to the IPRIS renewals service.

Natalja Poljanskaja

Authorised IPRIS IP Administration Manager

Natalja joins the Authorised Partner Team from the Pharmaceutical space, where for over 8 years she worked as Patent Paralegal and Finance Associate. This experience, including extensive knowledge of patent filing requirements, is invaluable in Natalja's role as IP Administration Manager with IP Pragmatics, which is responsible for working closely with clients and managing their renewals. Natalja completed the CIPA Patent Administration (IPAC) qualification and passed with distinction.


Thomas Gruber

Vice-President of the Board of Directors

Thomas Gruber joined PAVIS in 2017. He was appointed CEO of PAVIS in 2018 and Managing Director of PAVIS Payments in 2020. Previously, Thomas was member of the management team of “wer liefert was”, the leading B2B marketplace in the DACH region. With a degree in business management and an MBA, Thomas has 20 years of management experience in general management, marketing and sales.

Marcel Schmocker

Member of the Board

Marcel brings 35 years of experience as General Counsel for a number of public and private companies with special emphasis on M&A, Finance, Contracts, Licensing and Compliance. He serves on the board of several Swiss companies and holds a law degree from the University of Bern and a master of Law from the Duke University, NC, USA.

Facts and figures

IPRIS clients are based in different sectors, countries and industries:


We offer a tailored, hands-on service to


of the top universities and research institutes in a number of countries including the UK, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.


We have

small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) clients and manage over 3,000 renewals for listed companies on AIM, ASX and NASDAQ.


We manage


issued and pending IPRs in over 122 countries worldwide



of the cases we manage are for US-based institutions covering seven states


We offer a personalized and responsive service to clients with portfolios of 30 renewals up to


Our Partners

About IP Pragmatics Ltd

IP Pragmatics is a management consultancy specializing in scientific technologies and intellectual property since 2000. The company is headquartered in London with offices in Scotland and Australia. We also have strategic partners in North America, Japan, South Africa and South Korea.

The company works with universities, research institutes, SMEs, large enterprise and public sector organisations in over 20 countries. For more information, please visit


Wellspring Worldwide Inc

Wellspring is the global leader in technology transfer and technology scouting software. Organizations rely on Wellspring to manage the identification, evaluation, and acquisition of technologies, partners, and investments.

Founded in 2003 as a spin-out of Carnegie Mellon University, Wellspring works with more than 500 organizations worldwide to support tech scouting, IP protection, commercialization, and licensing of emerging technologies. For more information, please visit