ANAQUA 8.6 to Unify and Simplify Vallourec’s IP Management
New software brings significant efficiency gains and cost savings
Anaqua, Inc., a leading provider of intellectual property management and analytics software and services, today announced that Vallourec, a world leader in premium tubular solutions for the energy markets, has entered into a multi-year agreement to use the ANAQUA 8.6 unified IP platform to help manage its global portfolio of patents and trademarks.
With a sizeable and growing portfolio of patents and trademarks, Vallourec was seeking to upgrade its IP management systems and bring all of its IP assets onto a single platform, thereby increasing efficiency, saving time and reducing costs.
Richard Marsolais, General Manager Intellectual Property at Vallourec, said: “We looked for a unified IP management solution that would enable us to manage our IP assets more effectively worldwide, provide a more user-friendly access, simplify workflow processes and be web-compatible. ANAQUA 8.6 meets all these criteria.”
Jonathan Newcombe, General Manager Europe for Anaqua, said: "We are delighted to partner with pioneering companies like Vallourec in their continued focus on innovation and technological leadership. With ANAQUA 8.6, Vallourec will be able to better manage the innovation process and more easily track the status of their valuable IP assets worldwide.”
Vallourec is a world leader in premium tubular solutions for the energy markets and for demanding industrial applications such as oil & gas wells in harsh environments, new generation power plants, challenging architectural projects, and high-performance mechanical equipment. Vallourec’s pioneering spirit and cutting-edge R&D open new technological frontiers. Operating in more than 20 countries, its 20,000 dedicated and passionate people work hand-in-hand with their customers to offer more than just tubes: they deliver innovative, safe, competitive and smart tubular solutions, to make every project possible. For additional information, please visit http://www.vallourec.com/.