Anaqua Acquires ideaPoint to Provide Breakthrough End-to-End IP Management

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Leading IP software platforms join forces

The combination of ideaPoint and the ANAQUA platform will provide our clients with a unique ability to gain a competitive advantage. This puts Anaqua at the forefront of innovation.

Anaqua – a worldwide leading provider of intellectual property (IP) management software and services, announced today that it has acquired ideaPoint, Inc., a Boston-based SaaS company that delivers innovation management solutions for the global enterprise. The acquisition further solidifies Anaqua’s market position as the most comprehensive end-to-end IP solution available. With this powerful combination, organizations can capture opportunities for collaborative innovation, licensing, acquisition and investment through a system that streamlines the process of evaluating, protecting and monetizing intellectual assets.

ideaPoint is a pioneer in the innovation management industry and is one of the first providers of a collaborative web based solution designed to accelerate breakthrough innovation. ideaPoint gives clients access to tools that help them scout, evaluate, invest in, track, and manage dynamic growth opportunities. In addition to Anaqua’s robust Unified IP software platform, ideaPoint delivers enhanced support for open innovation, business development and licensing, R&D collaboration, grant management, and alliance formation.

Anaqua will continue to invest in and leverage both platforms to ensure that customers continue to have access to best-in-class innovation lifecycle management solutions. The combined companies will serve more than 450 clients worldwide.

“An increasingly, fast-paced marketplace demands the ability to harvest the best ideas and protect and monetize them quickly. Anaqua is committed to providing our clients with the most comprehensive, sophisticated solutions to make this possible,” said Bob Romeo, CEO of Anaqua. “The combination of ideaPoint and the ANAQUA platform will provide our clients with a unique ability to gain a competitive advantage. This puts Anaqua at the forefront of innovation.”

“We are excited to join forces with Anaqua,” said ideaPoint CEO Scott Shaunessy. “As a well-established global software company built on the same technology stack and with a complementary service offering, we think that we can offer an incredibly powerful value proposition to our combined customer base. Anaqua also brings to the table a strong physical presence in some of our fastest growing geographical markets in Europe and Asia.”

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About Anaqua

Anaqua helps corporations and law firms turn intellectual property into competitive advantage. Our software platform, ANAQUA, unifies the critical tools, best practice workflows, data, documents and services into one efficient, intelligent environment so our clients operate more efficiently and make better decisions faster. Nearly a million IP professionals in over 150 countries use ANAQUA to manage more than a billion dollars in intellectual assets. Many of the best known brands and most innovative products were conceptualized, evaluated, protected and monetized through the ANAQUA platform. Anaqua is a privately-held company headquartered in Boston-US and has major European offices in London-UK and Pau-France as well as offices in other cities in North America, Asia and Europe. The expertise of our ANAQUA Services & Client Services staff, combined with our tested implementation methodology, delivers successful solutions on time and on budget.

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About ideaPoint

ideaPoint delivers the leading innovation management solution for the global enterprise. ideaPoint provides full lifecycle management of partnering and collaboration opportunities so that companies can tactically scout, evaluate and seize a range of innovation opportunities, secure strategic partnerships, and manage critical requests, initiatives and alliances.

Headquartered just outside of Boston, ideaPoint clients include some of the world's most successful BioScience companies with client locations in over 30 countries.

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