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Jun 13, 2018 12:30 UTC

Tokyo Electron Innovates with ANAQUA 9

BOSTON--(Business Wire)--Anaqua, Inc., a leading provider of innovation and intellectual property (IP) management solutions, today announced that Tokyo Electron(TEL) has selected ANAQUA 9 software as a complete IP management solution for its patents and inventions.

TEL, a leading company of innovative semiconductor and flat panel display (FPD) production equipment worldwide, opted for ANAQUA 9 when replacing its previous IP management database. ANAQUA 9 will provide TEL with real time data analytics, and IP forecasting, which will enable them to better align their IP with their business strategy. The new software will also provide TEL with an inventor portal that makes it easy for the company’s inventors to submit ideas and drive patent portfolio development.

“For the first time in our company’s history, we are excited to have global access to a common platform and capability, provided by ANAQUA 9, hosting our IP data and business processes that promote global collaboration, productivity gains, and sophisticated data analytics that elevates our ability to manage our IP asset,” said Eric Strang, Director of Intellectual Property at Tokyo Electron U.S. Holdings, Inc.

Takeshi Sakuma, Vice President of Corporate Intellectual Property at Tokyo Electron Ltd. added, “With ANAQUA 9, we have all of our assets in one place and can build better IP strategies using advanced data and analytics.”

With corporate headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, and U.S. headquarters in Austin, TX, TEL has an expansive global presence, and the ANAQUA 9 platform will enable its entire IP team to access the same system from wherever they are based. ANAQUA 9 will also offer full support in multiple languages, including Japanese, French and German, in addition to English.

“We are honored to be selected by yet another world-leading Japanese company to provide the integrated software and services that will enable them to manage their IP operations and strategy in a holistic fashion,” said Bob Romeo, CEO of Anaqua. “TEL has established themselves as one of the most innovative companies in their field, and ANAQUA 9 will help IP portfolio managers at TEL ensure they maximize the value of their IP assets.”


The most innovative companies in the world innovate with Anaqua. Its simplified software platform combines insight from big data analytics with critical tools, best practice workflows and advanced services. Today, the Anaqua software manages nearly 25% of the world’s IP. 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 and British American Tobacco, Anaqua is a privately held company headquartered in Boston (U.S.) with offices across Europe and Asia. In July 2017, Anaqua merged with Lecorpio to create a new IP software powerhouse in the industry. For additional information, please visit


As a leading global supplier of semiconductor and flat panel display (FPD) production equipment, TEL engages in development, manufacturing, and sales in a wide range of product fields. All of TEL's semiconductor and FPD production equipment product lines maintain high market shares in their respective global segments. TEL provides outstanding products and services to customers through a global network of approximately 75 locations in 16 countries in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. For additional information, please visit

Tony Catinella, 617-375-2626
Public Relations Manager

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