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Anaqua’s User Conference to Feature Speakers From Adidas, IBM, BASF

Boston, April 4, 2018 

Anaqua, Inc., a leading provider of innovation and intellectual property (IP) management solutions, announced today that it will host the largest client user conference in its history in Orlando, Florida from April 9-12.

The 2018 Anaqua User Conference will be the first joint gathering of the entire Anaqua community – including ideaPoint, Acclaim and Lecorpio – since Anaqua and Lecorpio merged in July 2017. The conference will also offer a first look at the company’s Next Generation software platform, set to be released later this year, that will unite the best-in-class features, functionality, technology and R&D of ANAQUA and Lecorpio.

With more than 250 attendees, this year’s conference will feature IP thought leaders from among the world’s most innovative corporations and law firms discussing a range of critical innovation and IP issues, including patent strategy, partnering and collaboration, and trademark management.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Christof Wolpert, VP of Global Legal Innovation at adidas
  • Alison Mortinger, Counsel, IP Law Systems and Operations at IBM
  • Wolfram Wilk, Senior Patent Counsel at BASF
  • Korwin Maria Schelkle, Patent Counsel at BASF

“With so many of the top minds in the IP industry gathered together for this event, the theme of ‘Imagine, Innovate, Inspire’ is particularly fitting,” said Bob Romeo, CEO of Anaqua.  “We have the best and most innovative customers in the world, and we care about what they have to say. That’s why we bring them together as part of a true user community to share insights and best practices and to outline what lies ahead for the industry.”

This year’s conference will kick off with two days of training for both corporate and law firm customers, followed by two days of speakers, panels, and product previews organized along four tracks: Corporate / IP Operations, Law Firms, Analytics & Services, and Executive.

Anaqua’s ever-growing user community has been coming together for this conference since 2005, creating one of the industry’s largest gatherings of IP experts. This year, they will be meeting at the Loews Royal Pacific Hotel in Orlando.

The Anaqua User Conference comes after a very successful year across the company’s family of solutions. Along with the Lecorpio merger and Beacon IP services acquisition, the company recently launched its first-to-market Forward Examiners Rejections tool, and released new versions of Lecorpio, ideaPoint, and ANAQUA software.

To register for the Anaqua User Conference, 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