ANAQUA Law Firm: Prosecution

Prosecution manages the docket and drives matters through the lifecycle in an efficient and automated way, supporting secure collaboration, properly reporting and archiving all documents, art, and correspondence, and validating key dates, status, and numbers against external data. This improves efficiency and productivity and reduces risk.

Drafting & Review

ANAQUA’s drafting tools reduce time to author high-quality patent applications by 50% and keep your team’s focus on the technical and legal arguments. This reduces prosecution costs and time to grant, increases defensibility, and improves enforceability. With Drafting & Reviewing tools, IP Law Firms can:

  • Identify issues of antecedent basis, figure reference, claim support, claim numbering, term consistency, etc. that people often miss
  • Display identified defects in-line using Microsoft Word comments, enabling rapid resolution and maintaining user focus
  • Analyze patent drafts for eligibility, novelty, and clarity, improving enforceability
  • Predict Art Unit and forecasts allowance, pendency, number of Office actions, etc., keeping expectations in line and informing response strategy
  • Streamline the collaborative review workflow process and enables efficient processing of high volumes of work
Drafting & Review

Docketing, PTO Integration, and E-Filing

Docketing drives matters through their lifecycle in an automated way. PTO integration and e-filing streamline and automate Office action retrieval and filing of applications. Anaqua partners with major corporate clients to keep pace with and advance the state of the art of new online tools at PTOs around the world, reducing risk and cycle time. With these tools, IP law firms can:

  • Download, auto-docket, and auto-process USPTO Office actions from Private PAIR
  • Personalize docket and prosecution reports to keep your users’ focus on the most important tasks
  • Monitor resource utilization KPIs to forecast potential bottlenecks and support continuous improvement
  • Reduce the potential for user or OCR errors through XML and PDF file exchange with EPO, CIPO, JPO, SIPO, USPTO
  • Bulk generate XML and EFS PDF forms for filing streamlines the process and eliminates retyping or copy/paste of data into online forms
Docketing, PTO Integration, and E-Filing

Office Action Response

ANAQUA analyzes Office actions so that they can lay out the issues by statute, detail the claims affected, and be ready for the legal and technical arguments by the practitioner. These services enable stronger Office action responses in less time. Having Office Action Response allows law firms to:

  • Number, orders, and adjusts claims for dependencies during revision, saving time
  • Update prediction of allowance rate, pendency, number of Office actions, supporting informed strategy and keeping client expectations in line
  • Generate reporting letter with summary of examiner’s issues produced by Natural Language Recognition
  • Optionally include patents cited by the examiner annotating each cited document to show the specific sections used by the examiner rejecting specific claims

Prior Art & IDS Generation

IDS generation and a Related Art Library help you efficiently manage, evaluate, and cite prior art during prosecution. This improves what is commonly a tedious and time-consuming task and avoids costly errors. Law firms that use Prior Art & IDS Generation can:

  • Import Art in bulk from PTO Data
  • Simplify generation of EFS-compliant IDS forms
  • Link art to matters using the Related Art library, noting when art was first cited and by whom
Prior Art & IDS Generation


Prompt, complete reporting letters and emails reflect your clients’ instructions and provide one-click selection of recipients from the record's contact list. This improves client satisfaction by demonstrating responsiveness. With client reports, law firms have:

  • Robust, secure client portal for self-service status differentiates the firm
  • Library of document and email reporting templates with client-specific filters
  • Incoming documents such as filing receipts can be docketed, attached to client-specific reporting emails and sent, all without human involvement
  • ANAQUA Data Exchange for XML-based reporting to clients
Client Reporting