|By Business Wire||
|February 12, 2014 04:00 PM EST||
Anaqua, Inc., a leading provider of intellectual asset management (IAM) software and services, today announced that Honda Motor Co., Ltd. has entered into a multi-year agreement to use Anaqua’s IAM solution for all aspects of its IP activities, including the management of inventions, patents, trademarks and license agreements.
In conjunction with the relationship with Honda, Anaqua will establish a significant presence in the Japanese market and make a series of strategic investments in product, local client services and business development. Under the terms of the agreement, Anaqua will deliver a Japanese-language version of ANAQUA Enterprise.
Honda is a global manufacturer of automobiles, motorcycles and power equipment with its consolidated revenues of more than $100bn for the year ended on March 31, 2013. The company has one of the world’s largest R&D budgets and is a leading innovator in many technology areas including energy-efficient vehicles and robotics.
Prior to selecting ANAQUA, the company relied on in-house IP systems. “Innovation and IP continues to be a major priority for Honda” said Mr. Hirokazu Bessho, General Manager, IP Division. “As we move to a new phase of innovation leadership, it is critical we establish a platform to support our vision. After a thorough review of the alternatives, we are very pleased to select Anaqua to provide a collaborative solution most suitable for our global IP activities”.
“It is a tremendous honor to be selected by a leader like Honda,” said Priya Iyer, Chairman and CEO of Anaqua. “Asia is our top priority for growth investment in 2014 and this relationship is an excellent foundation to serve the Japanese market.”
About Anaqua, Inc.
Anaqua provides intellectual asset management software and maintenance services to patent and trademark holders worldwide. Anaqua’s software helps leading companies grow and protect company value with an advanced, flexible IAM solution used by more than 20,000 users in over 100 countries to manage more than $500 billion in intellectual assets. The ANAQUA Enterprise IAM solution supports the full IA lifecycle from idea to monetization for all IA categories, including inventions, patents, trade secrets, brands and trademarks. Clients include Microsoft, Ford, Kimberly-Clark, Eastman Chemical and The Coca-Cola Company. ANAQUA Express provides IAM best practices configured for smaller IP teams. ANAQUA Element is a quick start, cloud-based solution for small IP portfolios. ANAQUA Essential provides IP Practice Management for law firms.
Anaqua’s annuity and renewal services are provided under the ANAQUA Services brand. ANAQUA Services clients include STMicroelectronics, NXP Semiconductors, Peugeot, France Telecom, Samsung and Honeywell.
Anaqua is headquartered in Boston, MA, and has major European offices in London, UK and Pau, France. For additional information please visit http://www.anaqua.com
Anaqua is a registered trademark of Anaqua, Inc.
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