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Anaqua Acquires Patent Search and Analytics Provider AcclaimIP and Free Patents Online

Powerful Combination to Integrate Patent Intelligence into Innovation and Intellectual Property Management

Boston, April 14, 2016 Anaqua, Inc., a leading provider of intellectual property management software and services, today announced the acquisition of both AcclaimIP, an industry-leading patent analytics software solution, and Free Patents Online, the leading free patent search tool.

The acquisition of AcclaimIP will enrich Anaqua’s leading Intellectual Property (IP) Management software with patent analytics. Combined with the IP operational insight delivered by ANAQUA HyperViewTM, Anaqua will bring new levels of intelligence and visibility to every participant in the process of creating, protecting and monetizing intellectual property.

As part of the Anaqua family, Free Patents Online will continue to be a world-leading source for patent research information.

“The depth and breadth of the Free Patents Online database enables AcclaimIP to offer an unmatched analytics and landscaping platform,” said Matt Troyer, co-founder and president of AcclaimIP and Free Patents Online. “We’re excited to join the Anaqua team and integrate the power of AcclaimIP into their Unified IP Management Platform. Together we’ll have an unmatched workflow at every stage of the patent lifecycle.”

“We’re pleased to offer our clients the analytics capabilities of AcclaimIP and to enhance Free Patents Online as the go-to resource for free patent searches,” said Bob Romeo, CEO at Anaqua. “With this acquisition, we’ll be able to infuse the entire process of creating, protecting and optimizing intellectual property with intelligence and insight.”

About AcclaimIP and Free Patents Online

Founded in 2005 by James Ryley and Erik Reeves, Free Patents Online was created to make patent search easier in the growing digital-first age. With partner Matt Troyer, the three then conceived AcclaimIP in 2010, leveraging the power of Free Patents Online to make patent research software easier to use. With higher performance and innovative features that help users be more efficient in their patent workflows, AcclaimIP quickly became a leading source for patent landscaping and analytics.

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.