CUPERTINO, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 18, 2014) - Inventergy, Inc., an intellectual property acquisition and licensing company, announced today that the company's SVP & General Counsel, Mr. Wayne Sobon was among a team of 6 individuals that have been awarded The Department of Commerce Gold Medal, the highest honor granted by the Secretary of Commerce for distinguished and exceptional performance.

Awarded since 1949, The Department of Commerce Gold Medal recognizes extraordinary achievement supporting critical objectives of the Department of Commerce with significant beneficial effect on the United States or world. Mr. Sobon and the team were honored for their leadership in successfully implementing the America Invents Act (AIA), the most significant and extensive reform of the U.S. patent system in more than six decades. 

"Inventergy is extremely pleased to congratulate Wayne for being awarded the prestigious Department of Commerce Gold Medal," stated Mr. Joe Beyers, Chairman and CEO of Inventergy. "The national award is indicative of the outstanding leadership, commitment, and insight that Wayne brings to the United States intellectual property system. This achievement, as well as Wayne's recent appointment as President of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), is just two of numerous successes Wayne has accomplished during his career. Inventergy is honored to have him serve as our Senior Vice President & General Counsel and we look forward to leveraging his strategic vision and unique insights to enhance Inventergy's success in unlocking intellectual property value in a transparent, above-board and ethical business model."

The celebrated team of professionals, who serve within the United States Patent Office and on the USPTO's Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC), were awarded the Gold Medal for planning and leading the implementation of the AIA, including helping promulgate rules for multiple provisions of law, preparing key reports for Congress, establishing new user programs, and developing the most extensive stakeholder and interagency education program in the Agency's history including more than 500 presentations, training sessions, and a special website accessed more than 1 million times by stakeholders.

About Inventergy, Inc.
Inventergy, Inc. is an intellectual property acquisition and licensing company dedicated to identifying, acquiring and licensing the patented technologies of market-significant technology leaders. Led by IP industry pioneer and veteran Joe Beyers, former head of IP and global strategy at Hewlett-Packard, the company leverages decades of experience, market and technology expertise, and industry connections to assist Fortune 500 companies in leveraging the value of their innovations to achieve greater returns. Inventergy aspires to enable a new world of IP value creation built upon a more transparent, above-board and ethical business platform. Inventergy's current portfolio now contains over 660 patent assets (including patents related to industry standards), from two Fortune Global 500 and Gartner-recognized technology leaders in the telecommunications industry. For more information about Inventergy, visit the website at

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