Anaqua Acquires Patent River, for Unique Patent Insight

Enriching Intellectual Property Management and Analytics with Citation and Rejection Data

Boston, June 28, 2016

Anaqua, Inc., a leading provider of intellectual property management software and services, today announced the acquisition of Patent River, a unique source of patent prosecution data in the intellectual property industry. Going forward, Patent River data will be combined with analytics from recently acquired AcclaimIP to deliver truly differentiated intelligence, critical for competitive response and portfolio valuation.

“We provide data not available anywhere else.” said Mike Caldwell, President and Co-founder at Patent River. “Our data, combined with Anaqua’s AcclaimIP analytics and IP management software has game-changing potential for anyone invested in maximizing competitive advantage from intellectual property. We’re really excited to merge with such an IP industry leader.”

“We’re thrilled to welcome Patent River into the company.” said Bob Romeo, CEO at Anaqua. “The combination of Patent River data and AcclaimIP analytics is incredibly powerful. This is another important step toward delivering the industry’s first truly intelligent IP Management platform.”

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

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