Thompson Coburn Unifies IP Management with Anaqua

U.S. law firm brings its clients’ patent portfolios onto a single platform

ボストン、東京, June 29, 2017

Anaqua, Inc., a leading provider of Intellectual Property (IP) management and analytics software and services, today announced that U.S. law firm Thompson Coburn LLP has chosen ANAQUA to simplify its IP management.

Thompson Coburn’s IP practice group will use ANAQUA for paperless management of patents. The firm, which manages a portfolio of thousands of active patents worldwide, selected Anaqua to bring all of its clients’ patent portfolios onto a single platform in order to increase efficiency and reduce costs.

“Anaqua will help Thompson Coburn take its IP program to the next level,” said Bob Romeo, CEO of Anaqua. “Our software will increase the firm’s workflow capabilities, allowing its attorneys to have access to all of their information in one system.”

The firm’s IP practice group is composed of 40 attorneys, eight paralegals, three patent agents and technical advisors, and seven docket clerks across five offices, making it hard for attorneys and staff to access and share the same documents. With Anaqua’s unified IP platform, all Thompson Coburn’s employees are able to access the same information from multiple locations.

Michelle Woods, IP Practice Support Services Supervisor at Thompson Coburn, said the law practice selected Anaqua for its efficiency and flexibility. “With Thompson Coburn continuing to expand, we needed one universal system that could be utilized and shared by attorneys and staff across offices,” said Woods. “With ANAQUA, our attorneys now have everything at their hands to provide greater value to our clients.”

About Thompson Coburn

Thompson Coburn is a law firm with more than 380 attorneys nationwide and offices in Chicago, St. Louis, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C, and Southern Illinois. The firm’s attorneys practice in more than 40 areas of the law and serve Fortune 500, mid-market and smaller clients on a national, regional and international basis. BTI Consulting, the country’s leading provider of strategic research to law firms and general counsel, selected Thompson Coburn as one of the top 13 firms in the nation at providing exceptional value to its clients. The firm has been especially active in the field of product liability. The firm also has practices in business litigation, class action, mergers and acquisition, admiralty law, aviation, bankruptcy and restructuring, government contracts, intellectual property, labor law and employee benefits, environmental law, railroad law, corporate law, real estate and transportation. For additional information, please visit

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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