About Us

We Founded Helios to Bring
Extraordinary Innovation to IP Operations

Ralph Schroeder

Ralph Schroeder is the co-founder and CEO of Helios. Over the course of his 20 year career, Ralph has developed a strong reputation as a thought leader in IP management best practices. Trained as an attorney, Ralph was a founding member of the PricewaterhouseCooper Global IAM Practice, the first strategic advisory practice focused on intellectual assets. Since PwC, Ralph’s career has been focused on envisioning, founding and building IP service companies. Ralph has held senior management positions with Delphion (now Thomson Reuters), Dennemeyer, Anaqua and Hyperion. Ralph’s roles have spanned strategy, process improvement, IP service delivery and technology. Over the years Ralph’s clients have included 3M, AbbVie, Abbott Laboratories, General Electric, Google, IBM, Kraft Foods, Motorola, and Qualcomm, to name a few.

Ralph is an active contributor to the latest thinking in IP management. Ralph frequently publishes and presents on best practices in IPM, including recent features in IAM Magazine, the World Trademark Review, the International Legal Technology Association, IPO, INTA, the Association of Chief Patent Counsel, and the Association of Corporate Counsel.

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Greg Daines

Greg Daines is the co-founder and Chief Solution Officer of Helios. For 20 years Greg has been innovating at the front lines of IP management. An MIT graduate, Greg’s early career was focused on the economic and policy considerations of intellectual property. Following academia, Greg founded Knowligent IP Systems, the first web-based IP system to provide large research institutions end-to-end management of their portfolio development and licensing programs. Knowligent was used by such institutions as Partners Healthcare, The Dana Faber Cancer Institute, the University of Illinois, University of Washington and Purdue University. From Knowligent, Greg joined Lecorpio as an early member of their senior leadership team. Greg drove product development, implementation and customer success, including major new releases and the on-boarding of many of Lecorpio’s largest clients including, Adobe, Amazon, Apple and Google, to name a few.

Greg is a passionate visionary and advocate for applying process and technology innovation to IP management. He frequently publishes and presents on such topics as process optimization, the use of advanced data, and cloud computing in IP operations.

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Our Team’s Capabilities

We have built a world-class, multi-disciplinary team skilled in all facets of IP operations.

IP Operations Directors


Docketing Specialists


Patent & TM Paralegals


Patent Data Specialists


Finance & Bus Analysts


Technology Managers


Our Partners

We have partnered with the industry’s leading best-in-class specialist solution providers.

Technology Solutions

LumenIP provides the industry’s most sophisticated system and data solutions focused on improving how organizations create, manage and exploit their intellectual assets.

IP Management Systems

IPfolio gives companies a complete IP management software solution that’s easy to set up, easy to configure, and easy to use. Based on the Salesforce.com platform.

Global PTO Data Services

Twin Dolphin Software provides the most comprehensive set of global patent information including full text, documents, and IFW data provided as both web services or online applications.

Patent & TM Renewals

Founded in 2008, Enovy manages the payment of annuities and renewal fees for law firms, patent attorneys, corporates, universities and in-house IP departments.