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Welcome to AppColl®

(Application Collaboration)

AppColl® is a cloud IP management platform helping everyone from solo-practitioners to Fortune 500 companies manage their IP needs. Our platform pairs Invention Management with Patent Prosecution, allowing IP professionals to see a true 360 degree view of all their IP, workflows and more.

Who We Are:

AppColl® was founded in 2009, by Silicon Valley technology entrepreneurs to make the intellectual property management process much more effective. As engineers in high technology, our founders were frustrated by how time-consuming, complicated and expensive the invention and patent process was. Because AppColl® was created to address these issues, the product line streamlines and simplifies the patent process, helping our customers create and file better patents more cost effectively. 

Our Philosophy:

At AppColl®, our philosophy is simple: customer responsiveness is everything. We strive to build products that perfectly match client needs and give all of our customers, big or small, the same outstanding level of service. This customer-first mentality is one of our greatest competitive differentiators and yes, we’re proud of it. Customer responsiveness drives everything we do, from product improvements and sales interactions to training and support.

As a result, AppColl® customers love our products and they are blown away by the service they receive from us.

Our Platform:

Our flagship product, AppColl® Prosecution Manager™ is a cloud-native Intellectual Property Management Software platform engineered for productivity, all while diminishing the expenses and potential risks associated with operating an IP law firm or corporate IP group. With AppColl® Prosecution Manager™ you gain access to all essential IP management functions, including docketing tasks, contact management, matter tracking, document storage, billing items and invoices, IDS & prior art management, and robust reporting capabilities.

AppColl® Invention Manager™  is a simple and easy-to-use Invention Disclosure Submission and Management system that allows corporations and their inventors to document inventions. Our software also provides patent committees a comprehensive view of all disclosures, their status, next actions and more.

If you are looking for a great way to give clients access to their data, AppColl Tandem is the answer.

An AppColl Tandem™ account is a no-cost, secure way to provide corporate clients access to their own IP portfolio information. Tandem accounts provide a set of features that allows a corporation to view and generate reports based on data that is sent to the account automatically from their attorney’s AppColl® account.

The data that is transferred from the attorney’s account to the corporation’s account is completely controlled by the attorney and can be adjusted or stopped at any time.

Whether you’re an inventor, patent attorney, or IP professional, our tools empower you to efficiently manage your intellectual property portfolio, from idea inception to patent issuance and beyond.


Why Choose AppColl®:

Innovation: We are committed to staying at the forefront of technology trends and continuously improving our products and services to meet the evolving needs of our clients.

Customer-Centric: Your success is our success. We listen to our customers and build the features that improve their portfolios. Our Support team, Learning Center and Forum offer customers multiple ways to interact and get the best out their AppColl accounts.

Reliability: Our software solutions are built with precision and backed by exceptional customer support to ensure your operations run smoothly.

Security: We prioritize the security of your data, employing robust measures to safeguard your sensitive information.

U.S. Based: AppColl® is  U.S. based, with offices in California and Colorado. All customer data is stored, encrypted, and maintained within U.S. based servers.


Join Us in Shaping the Future of IP Collaboration:

At AppColl®, we believe that collaboration is the key to progress. We invite you to explore our website, learn more about our products and services, and discover how we can help your organization thrive in an increasingly interconnected world. Join us on our journey as we continue to innovate and redefine the way IP professionals collaborate and manage their IP portfolios.


Tim Southgate

Founder & CEO
Tim’s primary responsibility is to drive the technology roadmap for AppColl and he leverages his daily interaction with customers for creative inspiration and to decide what to deliver next. His background in software design and development, engineering management, plus marketing has instilled a customer-first mentality that influences all aspects of R&D at Appcoll. Tim brings more than 25 years of experience in engineering and marketing executive management to AppColl. He was at Altera for 18 years where he ran software engineering and marketing. Tim was heavily involved in Altera’s patent prosecution process, serving on the patent committee for more than 12 years, and was a key participant in several patent litigation cases. After Altera, he ran software engineering at Stream Processors where he also managed the company’s patent portfolio. Tim holds 24 patents.

Jeff Cashen

Founder & COO
Jeff leads sales, training, and support functions for the company. He’s a seasoned technical sales executive, experienced in customer management, who continues to interact directly with customers to provide product tutorials and to get them up and running smoothly and quickly. He’s driven to deliver the right solution for customers and adept at defining new requirements “from the field” that will enhance the overall customer experience of AppColl products. Jeff has more than 25 years experience in sales and executive management. Beyond 16 years at Texas Instruments managing some of TI’s largest customers, Jeff has managed product and sales organizations at both mid-sized public and small venture-backed semiconductor companies. Jeff has a proven record of building lasting relationships with customers, through close collaboration and delivery of high-value solutions.