Global automotive innovator drives IP lifecycle efficiencies through Anaqua software and services
Boston, June 8, 2020 Anaqua, the leading provider of innovation and intellectual property management solutions, today announced that General Motors (GM) has selected Anaqua to help manage its extensive global patent and design portfolio.Through the agreement, GM will leverage Anaqua’s fully integrated software and services to streamline their IP management lifecycle globally. As the company’s centralized IP management system, Anaqua will help support GM’s invention, patent, and design management, enhance internal and outside counsel collaboration, provide patent annuity payment services, and offer real-time IP data analytics and forecasting capabilities for enhanced IP strategy.
“We are excited to welcome General Motors, one of the largest and most innovative automobile manufacturers globally, as they join Anaqua’s client roster,” said Bob Romeo, CEO of Anaqua. “For GM to place their trust in Anaqua further demonstrates the importance of successful IP management in the auto industry around the globe, and Anaqua’s position as a key partner in the industry’s continued innovation worldwide.”
GM is a global company committed to delivering safer, better, and more sustainable ways for people to get around. GM, its subsidiaries, and its joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Holden, Bajoun, and Wuling brands.
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.