As any Founder knows (or should know), intellectual property can protect your valuable ideas from competitors. A little over a year ago at Tamr Karen Cambray (our CFO and Head of Operations) brought in a boutique IP law firm, Panitch Schwarze to help us grow our patent and trademark portfolio. Karen had worked with Panitch Schwarze at a previous successful startup and recommended them based on her positive experience.
John D. Simmons and Clark A. Jablon along with the rest of the team from Panitch Schwarze have blown us away with the results they are now delivering. We will have five newly granted patents this year alone, and we have nine more applications currently pending. One of the recently granted patents on some of our newest and most forward-thinking technology was filed in July 2020 and allowed by the Patent Office in October 2020!
They base their success on working closely and proactively with our technical team — especially my trusted partner — Nik Bates-Haus who was on the core founding team at Tamr and hired our first team of engineers. The collaboration between the Panitch team and our core engineers and computer scientists at Tamr has been exceptional and is the key to our recent success. It’s awesome to have such a competent partner. Kudos to John and Clark and the whole Panitch team for helping Tamr accelerate our IP portfolio.