Erich Spangenberg is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of IPwe, a company using blockchain and artificial intelligence to create the patent asset class. He also founded nXn Partners in 2008, a company that focused on predictive analytics. Spangenberg was the founder and CEO of IPNav, a company that was one of the pioneers in patent monetization. Erich founded IPNav in 2003 and remained CEO until 2013. Spangenberg is regularly recognized for his work in many industry publications. Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) named Erich as #2 of the top 40 IP “market makers” whose “connections, decisions, and actions drive the ever-expanding global IP marketplace.” Managing Intellectual Property listed Erich as one of “The 50 People Shaping the Future of IP.” He has received numerous other industry and trade recognitions.