Our Story


Founded : 2004
600 clients in 150 countries
Offices in USA, UK, France, Germany, Italy, India, and Japan


Over ten years ago, IP leaders from The Coca-Cola Company, Ford Motor Company, Kimberly-Clark, and British American Tobacco identified an important gap within enterprise software solutions. Managing intellectual property with patchworks of commercial and homegrown systems left them with fragile integrations, process gaps, unreliable data and a lack of visibility that increased their costs, limited their effectiveness and exposed them to risk. They took matters into their own hands by collaborating on a specification for a new web-based, unified system for intellectual property – a comprehensive software platform capable of managing and automating the full IP lifecycle of patents, trademarks, designs, trade secrets and contracts. That collaboration and the resulting specification were the genesis of Anaqua, the world’s first web-based unified platform for intellectual property. From the very beginning our technology leadership has been driven by customer- led innovation; a powerful business model that gives clients a direct role in product definition. Our functionality is shaped by expert practitioners. Our workflows, taxonomies and templates have IP expertise built into them.

Today ANAQUA is used by nearly a million IP executives, attorneys, paralegals and administrators in corporations and law firms all over the world. Many of the best known brands and most innovative products were conceptualized, evaluated, protected and monetized through the ANAQUA platform.

Anaqua is a privately-held company headquartered in Boston-US and has European offices in Cologne German,London-UK and Pau-France as well as offices in other cities in the US, Asia and Europe. Our software and services help law firms distinguish their IP practices and corporations gain true competitive advantage from their intellectual property. Our expertise and experience of ANAQUA Services & Client Services staff and our tested implementation methodology delivers successful solutions on time and on budget.