Anaqua Merger with SGA²Adds IP Renewal
Combination provides patent & trademark holders enhanced client service and value
May 04, 2010 09:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time
BOSTON--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Anaqua, a leading provider of intellectual asset management (IAM)
software and services, announced today that it has merged with SGA², an innovative provider of IP maintenance
services. The merger will permit delivery of IP maintenance services, such as patent and trademark renewals, with
the same high levels of service and advanced technology that Anaqua’s IAM software provides IP leaders
worldwide. The combined companies currently serve more than 350 clients with a total of approximately 600,000
patents and trademarks in Europe, North America and Asia.
“Anaqua has always been focused on providing strategic IAM solutions to its clients,” said Priya Iyer, Anaqua’s
CEO. “The next generation vision is to offer an integrated platform for delivery of software, services and content.
Our merger with SGA² enables us to deliver improved service levels, reduced risk and better value. Adding Patent
Annuity and Trademark Renewal services will further enhance our comprehensive IP lifecycle management solution
and provide real time access to lifetime maintenance costs of any portfolio.”
SGA² was founded 15 years ago in France on the premise that patent and trademark maintenance companies were
not providing adequate service at reasonable prices. SGA² set out to solve this problem by applying client-focused
principles to the development of a world-class patent and trademark maintenance delivery process and became the
first maintenance service provider with ISO 9001 certification as early as 1997. They were the first in their field to
use web services to integrate IP operations with their clients. SGA² developed a strong client-oriented culture with
prompt follow-up and resolution of critical service issues and detailed, transparent billing.
“We are excited to join forces with Anaqua,” sa