Anaqua Taps IBM Cloud to Deliver Its New Intellectual Asset Management Software and Services Worldwide

Names IBM as its preferred cloud provider, extends support into Japan and The Netherlands via IBM Cloud Data Centers

Boston, November 2, 2016

Anaqua, Inc., a leading provider of intellectual property management and analytics software and services, today announced that it has selected IBM Cloud as its preferred global cloud provider and, in doing so, will expand its global presence into Japan and the Netherlands via IBM Cloud data centers in Tokyo and Amsterdam.

Nearly one million IP professionals in over 150 countries use Anaqua to manage more than one billion dollars in intellectual assets. The global company selected IBM Cloud to deliver more robust local support, faster response times, non-disruptive maintenance routines and compliance with local privacy and security standards.

"With IBM Cloud, organizations like Anaqua can transform their businesses by extending their solutions to the cloud to create a secure hybrid, private or public cloud environment," said Bill Karpovich, general manager of the IBM Cloud Platform. "IBM offers a global footprint of Cloud Data Centers to bring companies closer to the places where their clients do business, creating faster application performance and local storage and compute options."

Anaqua's clients, which include leading innovative corporations and law firms, run distributed global intellectual property operations, which necessitate responsive local support and strict compliance with corporate security and legal standards in each region. IBM Cloud meets these strict standards, and with its global network of data centers, it provides companies with in-country infrastructure services to keep data local to client locations.

“Our investment in the expansion of our global data center footprint reflects our continued commitment to be the clear leader in meeting our clients' intellectual asset management needs," said Jack Morgan, Anaqua’s Senior Vice President of Client Services. "The IBM Cloud platform provides us with centralized provisioning, management, reliability and scalability across the globe to assure our clients have continuous access to secure, high-performing and reliable IP business services.”

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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