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Pierre Fabre Selects ANAQUA for IP Management

French health and beauty care company updates IP management system to improve efficiency

July 23, 2018 Anaqua, Inc., a leading provider of innovation and intellectual property (IP) management solutions, today announced that French multinational pharmaceutical and dermo-cosmetic group Pierre Fabre has entered into a multi-year agreement to use the ANAQUA software to accelerate its patent, trademark and design management processes.

The company’s IP department was attracted to ANAQUA’s flexibility and ability to handle the full range of IP management tasks. They were pleased that the software could respond to the needs of all the different members of the IP department from patent attorneys to trademark lawyers, as well as administrative, documentary and accounting staff at once – adaptability that their older systems lacked.

“We were looking for a new software to modernize our approach,” said Pierick Rousseau, IP Director at Pierre Fabre. “We wanted a system that could adapt simply and continuously to our processes and could enable us to perform a very large diversity of tasks for all our IP & Business related activities. Having all the data, documents and information we need in the same place at the same time, is a crucial point, not only to be more efficient and avoid considerable waste of time, but also to improve our analysis relevance and value creation potential. ANAQUA software allows us to enhance this new dimension in our work.”

Pierre Fabre’s product portfolio spans from prescription drugs and consumer healthcare products to dermo-cosmetics. The company relies on its strong IP assets and its ability to innovate to stay ahead of its competitors. Pierre Fabre‘s R&D investments are shared between oncology, central nervous system, consumer healthcare, dermatology and dermo-cosmetics.

“We are excited to welcome another pharma company to Anaqua’s growing European client base,” said Bob Romeo, CEO of Anaqua. “As we continue to expand worldwide, it is great to have a leader in the life sciences and dermo-cosmetic industry leverage ANAQUA as its exclusive IP management solution.”

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