by Bob Romeo, CEO of Anaqua
As we settle in to 2018, I wanted to reflect on what we’ve accomplished in 2017 and what we have to look forward to this year. Over the last year, Anaqua expanded its client base like never before by bringing on board an impressive array of new clients including, IBM, McDonald’s, Adidas, Vallourec, and Analog Devices. In total, our software is now used to manage at least 25% of the world’s IP.
We merged with Lecorpio last summer, which significantly enhanced our IP software and enriched our internal skills and capabilities. Today, we are serving our expanded client base with a record number of employees and we are much stronger as a business as a result.
We continue to satisfy our customers with the most advanced products and services available in the market, globally. ANAQUA 9, our newest software, enables all users – whether executives or IP professionals at corporations or their law firm attorneys and paralegals – to better understand how IP is functioning across the entire business. Our Forward Examiner Rejections tool gives IP managers the ability to monitor when their patents are actively blocking the competition. We also provide a newly expanded suite of IP services that help patent managers and attorneys support their portfolios in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Our ideaPoint business is powering world-changing innovation initiatives such as the Clinical Study Date Request.
Anaqua will continue to develop apace in the months ahead, fueled by our same high level of ambition, innovation and industry-leading expertise. Our appointment of Christina Jennings as President of Anaqua Services last year further strengthened our global payment services offering and the addition of Karen Taylor as General Manager for Asia Pacific demonstrates our commitment to continuous expansion in the region.
As our momentum continues to build, we will be partnering with the best experts in the industry, and further expanding our portfolio of next-generation IP solutions as well as our global customer base. As part of this, we will be hosting our largest User Conference in company history in Orlando, Florida in April. This is truly a user community where we bring our customers together to share best practices with their peers and for Anaqua to share our product roadmap and discuss what lies ahead for the future. We have the best clients in world and we care about what they have to say. We hope to see you there!
To all of our customers, employees and business associates, we are very excited to continue working with you in the months ahead. Bring on 2018!