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Anaqua helps corporations and law firms to turn intellectual property into competitive advantage. Our ANAQUA software platform unifies critical tools, best practice workflows, data, documents and services into one efficient, intelligent environment, so that clients can operate more efficiently and make better decisions faster. Nearly 1,000,000 IP professionals in over 150 countries use ANAQUA to manage more than $1 billion in intellectual assets. Many of the best-known brands and most innovative products were conceptualised, evaluated, protected and monetised through the ANAQUA platform. The expertise of our services and client services staff, combined with our tested implementation methodology, delivers successful solutions on time and on budget.

Chofn IP

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Founded in 2002, Chofn IP is a leading full-service IP firm based in China, with practices covering all areas of intellectual property. Chofn IP provides services relating to patent, trademark, copyright, anti-counterfeiting, unfair competition and trade secret law. Practising IP law at the frontier, Chofn IP’s professionals excel in applying the latest Chinese regulations governing the protection of IP assets.
With a growing number of offices in major cities throughout Asia, Chofn IP is committed to providing prompt and pragmatic IP solutions to clients of various sizes and technologies. Chofn IP provides counselling on both domestic and international matters to well-established firms worldwide.

Global IP Law Group

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Global IP Law Group is a law firm founded with a specific purpose: to maximise our clients’ return from their intellectual property. To that end, Global IP provides an array of focused services – including patent sales, licensing, litigation and strategic counselling – to clients ranging from individual inventors to multinational corporations. Over the last six years, the firm has generated over $7.5 billion for its clients, including both the largest pure patent sale and the largest patent-backed debt offering in history.

With offices in the United States, Europe and Asia, Global IP offers a unique blend of services and perspectives, combined with legal and technical expertise and global resources, to maximise the value of patent portfolios in a wide array of technologies.



NLO protects and reinforces clients’ ideas, innovations and trademarks to perfection, bearing in mind the markets in which they are actively involved. How we proceed and work together with clients is guided by the key values that our organisation is based on: expertise, passion, teamwork, creativity and experience. These have been the key ingredients of our services for over 125 years and will continue to be pivotal in the future. NLO is the largest full-service IP consultancy in the Netherlands and Belgium.

For strategic choices involving IP portfolios, clients prefer advice from different perspectives. We offer the unique combination of technical and legal expertise and insight into the business environment. Our teams – comprising trademark and patent attorneys – combine complementary knowledge and expertise so that every type of issue can be addressed at every possible level. 

Sugimura & Partners

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Sugimura International Patent & Trademark Attorneys, founded in 1923, is a leading IP law firm in Japan. Sugimura has consistently been ranked among the top Japanese patent and trademark firms and has earned a reputation for high-quality services in various IP areas, including prosecution, evaluation, licensing and litigation.

With 170 professional staff members, Sugimura delivers results-oriented solutions and offers customised services that are tailored to clients’ needs. Sugimura’s attorneys are not only skilled in the nuances of IP law and regulations, but are also technical experts in virtually every industry – such as the electrical, mechanical, chemical, pharmaceutical, material engineering and life sciences industries – and are skilled in multiple languages. To better serve foreign clients, Sugimura established a regional office in Silicon Valley. The Silicon Valley branch and Tokyo office work together seamlessly to deliver tailored solutions and around-the-clock services to clients worldwide.

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