Our vision is to change the way organizations view and manage the full life cycle of their intellectual property assets, helping them to transition IP to a central place in their business growth models and realize its full value. With our rich experience in all stages of the process from invention to commercialization and infringement analysis to industry standardization, we provide a cohesive, rigorous approach, supporting companies with integrity and transparency.



The foundational values of our organizational culture also serve as the guideposts along our path.

We promise to: 

  • Model exemplary ethical behavior at all times and in all circumstances
  • Demonstrate honesty and transparency when working with clients, customers, and partners
  • Build, share and develop knowledge with our clients
  • Provide clients with distinct financial value for the investment they make in our services
  • Commit to being collaborative, cooperative, and flexible in how to work with others
  • Encourage everyone we engage with to face their challenges and goals with courage, resolve, optimism and an open mind


qipworks leadership


johanna dwyer

Ceo and Founder

Ms. Dwyer founded the Innovation Lab for Saudi Aramco, where she developed IP strategy and technology commercialization processes, advised Aramco's VC fund, and built collaborative engagements. As General Manager of Federate Wireless, Ms. Dwyer executed a turnaround and positioned the company into wireless spectrum sharing. At Blackberry she led a global team responsible for setting the direction of next-generation industry standards for mobile communications and radio technologies. She developed, articulated and operationalized processes for identifying, evaluating, managing and monetizing investments in IP, and built programs to progress licensing and commercialization opportunities. Ms. Dwyer has an MBA from MIT, holds degrees in mathematics and engineering, is a Senior Member of IEEE and is on the Board of Editors for the Research-Technology Management journal. She is an inventor on over 85 patent families. She is recognized as a top intellectual property strategist by the Intellectual Asset Management group. 

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Paul carpenter


Mr. Carpenter previously played a fundamental role in advancing BlackBerry's foundational patent portfolio. He instigated and led multiple IP programs bringing rigor and diligence to high-value assets. He was integral to the monetization of this portfolio realizing $100Ms, reducing cost of ownership by 20% and developing 100's of litigation-ready claim charts. Mr. Carpenter has extensive success defending and protecting against aggressive IP assertions by practicing and non-practicing entities. He led the development of globally adopted wireless telecom standards and is inventor on 30+ patent families, including 9 declared as essential for wireless cellular standards. Mr. Carpenter holds an MSc in Management of Intellectual Property from Queen Mary University of London and an MBA in Engineering Management from the University of Bradford. He holds an MSc in Radio Communications Engineering and BEng (Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Leeds. He is recognized as a top intellectual property strategist by the Intellectual Asset Management group. 

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