ANAQUA 8.6 to Unify and Simplify Vallourec’s IP Management

New software brings significant efficiency gains and cost savings

Boston, March 23, 2017

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.”

About Vallourec

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

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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