American Integrity Insurance Company Partners with IVANS

American Integrity Insurance Company Partners with IVANS

Tampa, FL (PRWEB) November 05, 2012

IVANS, Inc. announced today that American Integrity Insurance Company has automated its agent communication and download functionality using the IVANS Insurance Carrier Exchange (ICE) platform. American Integrity is taking advantage of IVANS ability to create a comprehensive extract file of data to be sent to its agents which improves operational efficiencies and drastically reduces underwriting error.

IVANS Common Extract Services ties into the American Integrity’s database and builds an extract file used for daily download purposes. The program runs parallel to American Integrity’s system where new business, policy changes and all other underwriting transactions take place.

“The process is pretty straight forward and it now all runs in our environment so that we have full control over the download process,” said Amanda Neumann from American Integrity.

Robert Ritchie, President & CEO was impressed with IVANS ease of use for American Integrity’s independent agent network. “With the importance that American Integrity puts on establishing a great working relationship with our independent agents, it was important to get this functionality implemented as quickly as possible, especially with our upcoming policy acquisition from Citizens Property Insurance Corporation. We are very pleased with the efforts of IVANS to get this done.”

IVANS was an obvious choice because of its experience and the overall number of download projects/ implementations that it handles annually (over 70). IVANS staff has extensive experience in mapping field data according to ACORD standards and making any necessary scripting changes that are required.

About American Integrity

American Integrity is a Florida-only residential property insurance company. American Integrity Insurance is committed to providing value-added innovative products while providing outstanding customer service to Floridians.

Our mission is to stand behind our core values and provide customers peace of mind with products and services. American Integrity Insurance Company is based out of Tampa, Fla. For more information, visit


For nearly 30 years IVANS, Inc. has been the largest insurance data exchange in the United States that is trusted by more than 350 insurance carrier customers and 30,000 independent agents nationwide. The Company’s vision is to expand its advanced managed communication platform between industry partners by building enhancements and new services through IVANS Carrier Exchange (ICE) platform. Known for being a forerunner of ACORD standards with numerous ACORD awards and five ACE Certified recipients, IVANS focus on agency-company interface solutions includes AL3 based policy and claims download, and XML real-time quote, issue and service transactions. IVANS, which was founded by 21 insurance companies and is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., also has offices in Tampa, Fla. and Cincinnati, Ohio. For more information, visit

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The Tumbleweed Tiny House Company is holding a workshop in Orlando, Florida January 26-27 of 2013!

The Tumbleweed Tiny House Company is holding a workshop in Orlando, Florida January 26-27 of 2013!

Jay Shafer with a Tumbleweed Tiny House

Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) December 12, 2012

Tumbleweed Tiny House Company is hosting a workshop designed to help individuals realize a dream of affordable housing. The two day event takes place in Orlando, Florida on January 26-27 of 2013. Jay Shafer is the featured speaker. Shafer has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN’s 360 with Anderson Cooper, and in Time Magazine. Tickets for the Orlando Tiny House Workshop are available online.

Tumbleweed Tiny House Company has set up several events around the US, such as the one in Orlando,Florida, as an introduction to the Tiny House Movement. The January 26-27th workshop offers people a chance to meet with Jay Shafer and ask a series of questions about how to build a house and the small house movement. Shafer‘s focus will be to walk the audience through the building process; from laying the foundation to setting the roof on a Tiny Home. Shafer will also speak candidly about his personal experiences as a Tiny Home owner, which includes using a composting toilet, driving his house around the country, and finding free places to live. These workshops are a perfect way to learn about building one’s own home and down-sizing in a supersized culture.

“For decades corporations like those from the housing, insurance and lumber industries (under the banner of the International Code Council and state) have maintained that our houses need to be of a certain size to be legal. These mandatory consumption laws ensure a vibrant economy, as they increase spending on virtually everything- from heating fuel and property taxes to more trips to Ikea. While the program has been benefiting Corporate America for a long time, now, it wasn’t until just recently that our banks realized its full potential,” says Jay Shafer on why Americans should consider owning a Tiny Home. “It turns out that when a bank tacks even larger house-size requirements onto those already imposed, they can get people to buy more house than they can afford, then, kick them out when they’re unable to make payments. It’s a win-win for banks at the front and the back end of the deal.”

The workshops are a great way for people to learn how to build a home, gain a comprehensive understanding of the Tiny House Movement, or consider why a Tiny Home is a sound investment – even as a second home! As seen with prior events, Jay Shafer expects a wide demographic of people to attend.

More about Tumbleweed Tiny House Company: Tumbleweed Tiny House Company isn’t just a business, it is a movement! With over twenty small house plans to choose from, the company designs homes with a socially responsible platform. Tumbleweed markets houses that range from 65 square feet to 874 square feet. For more information on the company,tiny houses, and to view the homes, please visit:

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PatentCafe Wins License with Patent Infringement Insurance Company Leader

PatentCafe Wins License with Patent Infringement Insurance Company Leader

Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) September 23, 2008

PatentCafe, the world leader in artificial intelligence based patent research and portfolio management solutions, today announced that Louisville, Kentucky based Intellectual Property Insurance Services Corporation (IPISC) has selected its ProSearch™ patent search engine for patent insurance underwriting due diligence.

PatentCafe introduced the first successful Latent Semantic Analysis (LSA) patent search engine, and after five years remains the only provider of patent search and management solutions based on an artificial intelligence. LSA finds important patents that older keyword search engines miss – even if the most closely related patents don’t contain the keywords used in the search query.

IPISC’s 20-year success record in evaluating patents for offensive and defensive insurance underwriting is unmatched. During the underwriting process, IPISC’s patent and legal analysts assess the potential for a lawsuit. Its proprietary due diligence methods use a variety of proven quality metrics to analyze patents for infringement risk.

Patent portfolio custodians are continually challenged to protect or increase the value of corporate patent assets through better strategic knowledge, and to mitigate financial risks associated with potential infringement litigation.

IPISC’s Insurance products, coupled with more intelligent patent research tools, help companies mitigate risk, and empower patent owners to assertively protect their market positions with less concern about “staying in the game” throughout the long litigation process. IPISC will use PatentCafe’s LSA research solutions for more thorough patent due diligence prior to underwriting new infringement policies.

IPISC President & CEO, Robert Fletcher, says: “PatentCafe’s artificial intelligence based solutions give IPISC a dimension of patent validity and infringement analysis not available with any other keyword-based patent search tools. PatentCafe is now our cornerstone patent research tool to support our underwriting process.”

Fletcher, pioneer of today’s IP insurance industry, wrote the first-ever policy for IP Infringement Abatement more than 20 years ago. His company provides abatement insurance that increases the litigation war chest when a patent owner must sue for infringement, and defense insurance that provides funds to defend against an infringement suit brought by an adversarial patent owner.

PatentCafe’s CEO, Andy Gibbs, says: “With infringement litigation trends going only one way, we’re relentless in developing increasingly intelligent patent research solutions to deliver better patent knowledge. IPISC’s incorporation of our tools for assessing Fortune 500 company patent assets for multi-million dollar patent insurance policies, acknowledges the veracity of our artificial intelligence solutions.”

The largest infringement award in 2007 ($ 1.5 billion; Alcatel-Lucent v. Microsoft) was over a $ 1 billion more than the 2006 record ($ 307 million; Rambus v. Hynix Semiconductor). More importantly, Patent Troll Tracker blogger Rick Frenkel reported a 31.5% increase in the number of defendants sued for patent infringement in 2007 over 2006.

Gibbs adds: “It’s not only smart business, but a fiduciary obligation for CXOs to use the most intelligent research tools and tailored insurance products to help manage corporate patent assets. I believe, quite objectively, that there’s no better product combination for patent asset management than IPISC’s insurance, and PatentCafe’s research tools”.


IPISC, formed in 1990, was the first to offer the Infringement Abatement Insurance policy. Today, it’s the industry’s #1 full service IP risk management firm specializing in IP defense insurance, IP abatement insurance, multi-peril reimbursement insurance, and related services including litigation management and IP intelligence.

IPISC’s founder and CEO, Robert Fletcher, a chemical engineer, patent attorney and business executive, began his IP career as patent counsel for Standard Oil. He then worked for companies such as GE, American Air Filter and Hilliard Lyons.

As the original architects of IP insurance, the company provides insurance policies and services to help identify and reduce IP exposure and expense. IPISC continues to lead the industry in the development of other intellectual property related insurance products and services.


PatentCafe is a global provider of artificial intelligence based patent portfolio management software solutions for international patent data search, strategic portfolio management, work flow, patent competitive intelligence, and statistical patent quality analytics.

The company’s enterprise-level solutions incorporate the intellectual property industry’s most advanced linguistics search technology that helps customers maximize patent quality and licensing revenue optimization, achieve superior patent-based business intelligence, and more efficiently meet corporate governance compliance.

Its solutions are used by the Fortune 500 legal departments, patent portfolio executives, multi-national patent firms, Big 4 consulting firms, technology investors, and risk analysts.

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How A Business Lawyer Can Help To Start Up Your New Company

Article by Braudwilliam

Many company owners wait until a legal issue arises to contact a business lawyer, but this really is not the first time in the life of your company that you should be meeting with one. If you are in the process of starting up a brand new company, you should actually be meeting with one of these lawyers as soon as possible. They will be able to help you with a number of different areas involved with starting a company, including: entity formation, protection of intellectual property, insurance, and so on.

Entity formationA business lawyer will be able to offer you advice regarding what sort of âEUR~entityâEUR(TM) is right for your company, as well as helping you to ensure it has all been set up correctly. In most cases, your lawyer will advise you to form a limited liability company (LLC) that will not hold you responsible for liabilities should you not hold regular meetings.Trademarks and copyrightsComing up with a company name and logo often takes a lot of hard work âEUR” you need to make sure that someone else hasnâEUR(TM)t already bought the rights to it, you need to pay someone to draw it up, and so on. It would make sense, then, to protect your name or logo from being stolen by someone else. Your lawyer can help you to do this by filing for trademark, patents and copyright.ContractsHaving contracts for your company is a must. Whilst some people think that it is okay to simply download one from the internet, this is never a good idea âEUR” who was it written for; does it take your local laws into account? Your business lawyer will be able to help you draft up contracts for employees, suppliers, subcontractors âEUR” whoever will be involved in the day to day running of the company âEUR” that are legally binding.InsuranceEvery company needs to have insurance, as this will protect you should an employee or visitor have an accident in the workplace. By getting your business lawyer to help you with all your insurance requirements, you will ensure that they have a thorough knowledge of your company should you ever find yourself in some legal hot water.This article on touches the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the ways that a business lawyer can help out anyone who is in the process of starting up a brand new company. If you want to ensure that your company is a success and complies with all laws and regulations, you should make sure that get the right advice from the very beginning.
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