Innography Eyes Asia

Austin-based Innography, the developer of software for managing intellectual property, says it is eyeing international expansion particularly in Asia. The company said it recently embarked on an Asian business development tour in China and Japan, saying it wants to expand and promote new opportunities in the region. In particular, Innography says that Japan has the largest number of companies with over 1,000 patent filings. The company says it ended last year with over 20 clients in the countries, and added another half dozen more so far this year. Innography is led by John F. Martin, and is backed by Austin Ventures and Covera Ventures.