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Anaqua is a privately-held company headquartered in Boston Massachusetts with offices across Europe and Asia.

Our software and services help corporations and law firms gain a true competitive advantage from their intellectual property. Over fifteen years ago IP leaders from Ford Motor Company and British American Tobacco identified an important gap within enterprise software solutions. Managing IP with patchworks of commercial and homegrown systems left them with unreliable data that increased their costs and exposed them to risk. They took matters into their own hands by collaborating on a new web-based, unified system for intellectual property – a comprehensive software platform capable of managing and automating the full IP lifecycle of patents, trademarks, designs, trade secrets and contracts. That collaboration was the beginning of Anaqua – the world’s first web-based unified platform for intellectual property.

From the start, our technology leadership and product innovation has been driven by our customers. Today, Anaqua’s AQX software is used by nearly a million IP executives, attorneys, paralegals and administrators in corporations and law firms all over the world. Many of the best-known brands and most innovative products were conceptualized, evaluated, protected and monetized through the AQX software platform.

Anaqua has more than doubled in size over the past two years by merging with Lecorpio, a leading IP management software solutions company, acquiring ideaPoint, an innovation management solution provider and AcclaimIP, the industry-leading patent analytics software solution.

In June 2020, Anaqua acquired IP management software and practice automation provider O P Solutions. The acquisition accelerated Anaqua’s law firm growth strategy and supported the company’s commitment to delivering IP solutions that address the diversified and evolving needs of today’s IP management market.

O P Solutions’ flagship product PATTSY WAVE® joined AQX Law Firms as a second distinct brand to help address the varying needs and requirements of the IP law firm market.

As we continue to grow our portfolio of next-generation IP solutions, as well as, our global customer base, Anaqua will support an increasing number of innovators in an increasing number of ways, helping them improve lives across the world.