In 2020 our co-founder and CEO, Alexander, whilst working for an IP boutique firm, experienced the impact the global pandemic was having on the IP industry. Together with a group of experienced IP professionals, they began searching for innovative ways to solve the main issues found in the world of IP today. They soon found that business development did not end with the IP firms but also included the service providers and in-house counsel. By connecting all the industry’s players, they would create an ecosystem where each one can benefit from the other; a network where IP processes can be connected, opened and accelerated.
Lead IP GmbH is based in Munich. Our vision is to become the new standard in the intellectual property industry. In times of uncertainty, we adapt to market changes by providing our clients with new business opportunities through data analysis and cloud-based collaboration tools. A lead generation tool and problem solver for IP firms, in-house counsel and service providers, specialised for the IP industry - a boundless Place for Opportunities.
To improve the intellectual property industry by creating an efficient lawyer-to-lawyer network and marketplace, providing synergies for business development through social and referral structures.
To accelerate IP.
Care about our employees and clients;
Apply the highest standards of excellence to our clients with integrity, work ethic and transparency;
Always engage in honest and open relationships within the company and with our all clients;
Support innovation within and outside of our company;
Challenge the contemporary system;
Embrace and learn from failure;
Encourage efficiency and learning;
Promote customer care.
Alexander Messerer LL.M.
co- founder & CEO
With a background in IP law and passion for technological innovations, Alexander focuses on Lead IP’s strategy and implementation. He finds new solutions for common challenges in the IP field and also manages our business.
He is fluent in English, German, Spanish and has a good knowledge of French.
His favourite place in the world is Bariloche, Argentina.
+49 (0)162 330 8232
Non Executive Director
Wolfgang is one of the co-founders of Lead IP. He oversees our global business development. He has worked in the IP Service Provider industry for over 20 years. His experience helps guide the acquisition and retention of service providers as partners, marketing, and strategical expansion of our services. Wolfgang has been a part of renowned service providers in the IP industry including CPA Global, Dennemeyer, IPAN (co-founder), Inovia, Practice Insight (co-founder) and Billtrader.
He speaks English and German.
His favourite place in the world is the Austrian Alps.
Gabriela F König, MBA
Relationship & Community Manager
Gabriela has more than 10 years of experience in Marketing and Relationship Management. She takes care of our most valuable asset: our clients.
She speaks English, German, Spanish and Portuguese.
Her favourite place in the world is Búzios Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
+49 (0)173 411 9028
Jennifer is passionate about making the user the center of our LeadIP platform and takes care of user tests and product-market-fit. She is currently pursuing her MBA at IE Business School.
She speaks English, German, and Spanish fluently.
Her favourite place in the world is Cap Ferret in France.
QK Innovations GmbH
Software Development & Consulting
QK Innovations GmbH is a software development company that is also based in Munich, Germany. We joined forces in January 2021 to develop the platform. This way, Lead IP has more time to focus on its customers.
Attorney at Paw
Odin is a rescue dog from a shelter in Berlin.
He was found on the streets and after almost 2 years, in 2018, he found his forever home.
Odin’s responsibilities include being cute, sleeping and eating a lot.
His favourite place in the world is anywhere that he can sleep without being bored.