Waters Chooses ANAQUA 9 for IP Management

World's leading specialty measurement company optimizes filing efficiency and idea-to-asset workflow

Boston, March 6, 2018

Anaqua, Inc., a leading provider of Intellectual Property (IP) management software and services, today announced that Waters Corporation has selected ANAQUA to enhance its IP operations and enable improved collaboration.

The $2 billion publicly traded specialty measurement technology company will migrate its IP software from Lecorpio to Anaqua’s new ANAQUA 9 software.

The Anaqua software will now provide Waters with built-in data analytics and flexibility to create and share interactive dashboards. Waters will also be able to improve the efficiency of its idea-to-asset workflow as the software will help them deliver the right information to the right person at the right time, enabling the company to optimize filing efficiency and see real-time analytics for each filing.

“We needed an IP management solution that could handle a significant number of workflows and disclosures,” said Michael Lynn, Senior Director and Managing Counsel of IP, Waters Corporation. “Internal and external collaboration is much easier with Anaqua. The data analytics that once took us hours to produce can be done at the click of a button.”

Waters, which delivers scientific solutions to laboratory-dependent organizations, relies heavily on its IP assets to stay ahead of its competitors. As the corporation continues to grow in size with direct operations in more than 30 countries, Anaqua will help it align its IP strategy with its fast-evolving business.

“Waters has established themselves as a world leader in the highly competitive analytical science technology sector,” said Bob Romeo, CEO of Anaqua. “We're delighted that Anaqua’s advanced analytics and intuitive IP management tools will provide Waters with the quality of insights required to make highly informed, strategic business decisions that will help keep them ahead of the game.”

About Anaqua

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 www.anaqua.com.

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