Pitney Bowes is a global provider of integrated mail and document management solutions for businesses of all sizes. The company employs over 29,000 people worldwide and conducts business in more than 100 countries through dealer and direct operations. The company has evolved into a leading worldwide provider of mailing, shipping and logistics, production mail, e-billing, and statement presentment, small business solutions, management services, document resource planning and financial products and services. Pitney Bowes’ intellectual property portfolio includes more than 3500 patents worldwide in such areas as ticketing, cellular telephones, shipping, laser printing, encryption and mailing. The Intellectual Property Owners (IPO) Association has ranked Pitney Bowes among the top 200 patent holders in the United States for more than 14 years in recognition of the strength of its portfolio. The company is strategically leveraging its technological assets through direct development and delivery of innovative solutions, acquisitions, strategic alliances and joint ventures, and by licensing proprietary technology to others.