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Western Digital Selects ANAQUA for Trademark Management

Leading data technology company unifies trademark portfolio with ANAQUA

Boston, October 16, 2018 Anaqua, Inc., a leading provider of Intellectual Property (IP) management software and services, today announced that Western Digital has selected the ANAQUA platform to provide comprehensive management of its trademark portfolio.

Western Digital, one of the world’s largest data technology providers, implemented Anaqua’s software so that the company could combine its own trademark management with that of various subsidiaries and trademark owners. The project comprised migrating data from three different legacy IP management systems into ANAQUA’s unified platform. Creating environments for data to thrive, Western Digital is driving the innovation needed to help customers capture, preserve, access and transform an ever-increasing diversity of data.

With Anaqua, Western Digital will have access to Trademark Search Request Forms, Trademark Clearance, Single Sign On, and management of trademark conflicts. Western Digital relies heavily on its portfolio of over 6,000 trademarks to build and preserve brand value in the U.S. and across the globe. Western Digital, the Western Digital logo, G-Technology, HGST, SanDisk, Tegile, Upthere and WD are the most notable trademarks of Western Digital Corporation and its affiliates in the U.S. and/or other countries.

“We are delighted to welcome Western Digital to our growing list of tech manufacturers,” said Anaqua CEO Bob Romeo. “It is very gratifying to see such a renowned leader in the data storage sector demonstrating their confidence that Anaqua’s software is the best solution for their trademark management.”

About Western Digital

Western Digital creates environments for data to thrive. The company is driving the innovation needed to help customers capture, preserve, access and transform an ever-increasing diversity of data. Everywhere data lives, from advanced data centers to mobile sensors to personal devices, our industry-leading solutions deliver the possibilities of data. Western Digital® data-centric solutions are marketed under the G-Technology™, HGST, SanDisk®, Tegile™, Upthere™, and WD® brands.

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