Client Testimonials

We have made a significant transition from a situation in which we were using multiple IP systems and procedures. Now the ANAQUA system is helping us implement common best practices for our IP management across the entire company.

Bruno Labadens d'Arc, Head of IP, Areva

After a thorough review of the potential suppliers, we conducted an in-depth evaluation of Anaqua's ability to meet our current and future needs. We have been very impressed with both the Anaqua product and its people and look forward to a long partnership.

Dr. Udo Meyer, SVP of Global IP, BASF Corporation

One key benefit of Anaqua is the Users Group which has been formed. Talking to top-class IP owners about the system at User Group meetings and also the processes and procedures each company uses to manage its Intellectual Property rights is tantamount to bench-marking with the best.

Toe Su Aung, Head of IP, British American Tobacco

By integrating patent and portfolio management data in ANAQUA, the businesses are much better served with increased visibility of real-time portfolio information, efficiencies in portfolio reviews, and more accurate forecasting capability.

Bernie Graves, Chief Patent Counsel, Eastman Chemical Company

ANAQUA is accessible to everyone, from attorneys to inventors. We're able to configure the system to provide a rules-based environment for the inventors so they have a keen understanding of what we're looking for and what ultimately maps to our core goals. ANAQUA takes the guess work out of the equation for our inventors, streamlining the process so we end up with inventions that result in patents.

Damian Porcari, Director of Licensing & Enforcement, FGTL, Ford Global Technologies, LLC

Anaqua is the best data management system I've ever used. The applications are endless - it's not just for docketing.

Melanie Murdock, Senior Paralegal & Administrator, Garlick & Markison, LLP

Innovation and IP continues to be a major priority for Honda. As we move to a new phase of innovation leadership, it is critical we establish a platform to support our vision. After a thorough review of the alternatives, we are very pleased to select Anaqua to provide a collaborative solution most suitable for our global IP activities.

Hirokazu Bessho, General Manager, IP Division, Honda Motor Company, Ltd.

We realized that our current in-house IP systems could not sustain the continued growth in our patent portfolio. We were pleased to find a commercial application, ANAQUA, which can deliver the automation we need as well as the tools to actively manage our portfolio and provide management reports.

Fan Zhiyong, Deputy Director of IPR Department, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

We needed a system that would allow us to access and analyze our portfolio more easily and at the same time support close collaboration with our law firms. We looked at several tools in the marketplace and were very impressed with Anaqua's potential to support collaboration with the wider community involved in our global trademark activity. The implementation of the system went smoothly even with our large portfolio.

Stephen Reid, Senior IP Counsel, Imperial Tobacco Group PLC

Our success in increasing the pace and breadth of our innovation was the driving force for identifying a more efficient and integrated system for managing InterDigital's patent portfolio. We reviewed the different options in the marketplace and chose Anaqua. The new system will tie our invention and patent workflow processes together to provide a lifecycle record for each invention, allowing us to categorize our portfolio by any number of classifications and monitor related spending.

Lawrence F. Shay, President of Patent Licensing, InterDigital, Inc.

Our investors were unhappy with the inflexibility and lack of usability of the new system. For this and other reasons, we are very glad to move back to ANAQUA. We were also impressed with the fast implementation process. We are a small team and could not afford to dedicate significant resources to the effort. Anaqua was able to complete the whole project in six weeks, including data migration and training.

Matt Holmes, Chief Patent Counsel, Jaguar Land Rover, Ltd.

Prior to partnering with Anaqua, we didn't have the capability to readily see a comprehensive enterprise view of our intellectual assets, in particular, knowing the relative business and technical value of our assets. By ranking and categorizing assets across multiple categories to align them to our business goals...we are transforming from an individual unit based IP company to an integrated enterprise based company focused on generating and maintaining intellectual assets that will deliver significant competitive advantage.

Cheryl Perkins, SVP and Chief Innovation Officer, Kimberly-Clark Corporation

We are a very forward-thinking firm always looking for new ways to add value to our advanced technology clients, so the ANAQUA system is a great fit for us. We can offer our clients new online services and use web-based collaboration with other service providers to offer exceptional value.

Eric Maschoff, Patent Attorney, Maschoff Brennan Laycock Gilmore Israelsen & Wright, PLLC

We wanted to move from our current in-house system to a new generation of patent management software. After a thorough evaluation we selected the ANAQUA IAM solution due to its superior ability to meet our primary objective of providing a user friendly and efficient workplace for professionals in our global patent organization.

Lars Kellberg, Corporate VP of Corporate Patents, Novo Nordisk A/S

With Innovation Centers in Austria, France, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, UK, India, Singapore and China and a portfolio of 25,000 patents, the challenge was huge. Despite this, I have never seen a more successful IT system implementation project. It is a tribute to the whole team - NXP, Anaqua...

Hans Pennings, Former SVP of IP & Licensing, NXP Semiconductors N.V.

A whole new world has been opened up to me and I really appreciate it. It's been something I've wanted - to be able to manage all of our IP portfolios globally in a central system.

Sherry Horton, IP Administrator, Oil States International, Inc.

Leading the ANAQUA IAM project has been an exciting foray into the IP space and created valuable opportunities to connect with R&D professionals in our businesses and help them pipeline their innovation streams into a common process.

Brendan Harney, Law Department Technology & Operations Administrator, Saint-Gobain

We were looking for a comprehensive IAM system that gave us world class functionality, flexibility, and ease of use for our global team. After a thorough review of the various solutions available, we selected ANAQUA Enterprise IAM solution.

Tim Crean, SVP and Chief IP Officer, SAP AG

Driving and managing the growth in innovation is a strategic thrust for Nielsen as we expand our capability to measure and report across new media formats, channels, and markets. After an extensive review, we concluded that Anaqua is the best-in-class IP management platform solution to help bolster our end-to-end IP business processes.

Gene Potkay, SVP of IP, The Nielsen Company

We wanted to bring our patent prosecution activity in-house to save costs and improve quality, and we also wanted the option of a hosted solution. We looked at the alternatives and selected Anaqua, and our team has been very impressed by the seamless and easy implementation process.

Chris Horacek, Associate General Counsel, Welch Allyn, Inc.

With our focus on innovation, we needed a system to enable our IP team to be highly efficient in handling the growth in inventions and patent filings. After extensive review, we selected ANAQUA Express. Anaqua's streamlined, best-practices implementation was also important in our decision.

Dr. Thorsten Kettner, Director of Systems Intelligence Group and Head of IP, Wilo SE

Anaqua is taking us into the next generation of IP management with new levels of collaboration and productivity.

Mark Costello, VP, General Patent Counsel & Chief Strategy Counsel, Xerox Corporation