23. March 2017

ANAQUA 8.6 to Unify and Simplify Vallourec’s IP Management

Anaqua, Inc., a leading provider of intellectual property management and analytics software and services, today announced that Vallourec, a world leader in premium tubular solutions for the energy markets, has entered into a multi-year agreement to use the ANAQUA 8.6 unified IP platform to help manage its global portfolio of patents and trademarks. With a sizeable and growing portfolio of patents and trademarks, Vallourec was seeking to upgrade its IP management systems and bring all of its IP assets onto a single platform, thereby increasing efficiency, saving time and reducing costs.

Richard Marsolais, General Manager Intellectual Property at Vallourec, said: “We looked for a unified IP management solution that would enable us to manage our IP assets more effectively worldwide, provide a more user-friendly access, simplify workflow processes and be web-compatible. ANAQUA 8.6 meets all these criteria.”

Jonathan Newcombe, General Manager Europe for Anaqua, said: “We are delighted to partner with pioneering companies like Vallourec in their continued focus on innovation and technological leadership. With ANAQUA 8.6, Vallourec will be able to better manage the innovation process and more easily track the status of their valuable IP assets worldwide.”

Anaqua helps corporations and law firms turn intellectual property into competitive advantage. Its software platform combines insight from big data analytics with critical tools, best practice workflows and services into one efficient, intelligent environment that helps IP practices work more efficiently and make better decisions faster. Many of the best-known brands and most innovative products were conceptualized, evaluated, protected and monetized through the ANAQUA platform. Founded in 2004 by IP leaders from The Coca-Cola Company, Ford Motor Company, Kimberly-Clark and British American Tobacco, Anaqua is a privately held company headquartered in Boston (U.S.) and has locations across Europe and Asia. For additional information, please visit http://www.anaqua.com.

Vallourec is a world leader in premium tubular solutions for the energy markets and for demanding industrial applications such as oil & gas wells in harsh environments, new generation power plants, challenging architectural projects, and high-performance mechanical equipment. Vallourec’s pioneering spirit and cutting-edge R&D open new technological frontiers. Operating in more than 20 countries, its 20,000 dedicated and passionate people work hand-in-hand with their customers to offer more than just tubes: they deliver innovative, safe, competitive and smart tubular solutions, to make every project possible. For additional information, please visit http://www.vallourec.com.