Anaqua Appoints New General Manager of Asia Pacific

Leading IP software company strengthens business development in Asia with new GM

Boston, April 10, 2017

Anaqua, Inc., a leading provider of intellectual property (IP) management and analytics software and services, today announced that Karen Taylor has been appointed as the new General Manager of Asia Pacific.

Karen joins Anaqua with over 15 years of experience in the online information and data industry across Europe and Asia, having worked in the United Kingdom, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Hong Kong and Japan. Based in Hong Kong, Karen will manage all business development across Asia Pacific and strengthen Anaqua’s growing portfolio of client accounts. In this capacity, Karen will lead personnel across the region and drive sales and marketing activities and strategic partnerships in Asia Pacific.

“The Asia Pacific region is one of the fastest growing IP markets, and as we continue to scale our business, it makes sense for us to have a strong executive presence overseeing that region,” said Bob Romeo, CEO of Anaqua. “I am confident that Karen’s deep business development expertise and breadth of knowledge, will be an invaluable asset to us as we continue on our rapid growth trajectory.”

Karen previously served as an Executive Director with LexisNexis Asia and as a Director with Thomson Reuters, where she specialized in strategic business development, mergers and acquisitions, organic investment into high growth markets, and digital content and product development. In addition, Karen has a broad range of operational experience including profit and loss management and sales and marketing leadership. She is currently Chair of Justice Centre Hong Kong in a volunteer capacity.

“I am thrilled to join Anaqua’s executive team and eager to contribute to their aggressive growth strategy,” Karen said. “Anaqua is a clear global leader in the field of IP Management and it is a privilege to join such a respected company that prides itself on constant innovation and excellent service to clients.”

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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