Canon Selects ANAQUA for Patent Management

Global imaging solutions company enters strategic partnership with leading IP management software and services provider

Boston, May 29, 2019

Anaqua, the leading provider of innovation and intellectual property management solutions, today announced that Canon Inc, the global imaging solutions company, has selected the ANAQUA platform to manage its global patent portfolio.

Headquartered in Tokyo, Canon is a pioneer in the provision of innovative consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions worldwide. The company’s businesses include the development and manufacture of such imaging and optical products as digital cameras, camcorders, multifunction office devices, printers, semiconductor lithography equipment and medical equipment. Canon will use ANAQUA software to ensure the efficient management and prosecution of the company’s valuable intellectual property assets. The company will also utilize Anaqua’s AcclaimIP patent search and analysis tool.

“Canon is a true industry pioneer and innovator, which is reflected in the company’s substantial patent portfolio,” said Bob Romeo, CEO of Anaqua. “We are honored to have been selected by Canon to assist them in managing and protecting these valuable IP assets, and are delighted to welcome another of the world’s most innovative companies to our client community.”

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Anaqua is a premium provider of integrated, end-to-end innovation and intellectual property (IP) management solutions, serving 50% of the top 25 U.S. patent filers, 50% of the top 25 global brands, and a growing number of the most prestigious, forward-looking law firms. The company’s global operations are headquartered in Boston, with offices across Europe and Asia. Anaqua’s IP platform is used by nearly one million IP executives, attorneys, paralegals, administrators, and innovators globally. Its solution suite merges best practice workflows with big data analytics and tech-enabled services to create one intelligent environment designed to inform IP strategy, enable IP decision-making, and streamline IP operations. Anaqua was founded in 2004 to commercialize software developed by corporate IP practitioners from Ford and British American Tobacco, addressing a market need for IP enterprise software. The Company later acquired SGA2 (founded in 1994) to complement its core IP management software with patent annuity and trademark renewal payment services. Since late 2015, Anaqua has accelerated execution of its global growth strategy to acquire and integrate talent, expertise, technology, and data via five acquisitions, including ideaPoint, AcclaimIP, and Lecorpio. For additional information, please visit

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