It has been announced that the U.S National Law Firm Michael Best & Friedrich LLP has finalized a multi-year agreement to use Anaqua to improve its client services. Anaqua’s comprehensive IP Practice Management Platform enhances routing and processing of incoming mail, provides users with one-stop shopping for docket information and documents and reduces administrative work for attorneys.

Anaqua was founded in 2004 by IP Leaders from The Coca-Cola Company, Ford Motor Company, Kimberly-Clark and British American Tobacco and promises to help corporations and law firms turn intellectual property into a competitive advantage with its software platform that combines insight from big data analytics with critical tools, best practice workflows, and services into one efficient, intelligent environment.

Michael Best & Friedrich is a Milwaukee-based full-service firm with more than 220 lawyers who provide clients with the exceptional legal service and business acumen that have defined the firm for generations. The firm approached Anaqua to bring all of its clients’ IP assets onto a single platform, increase efficiency, save time, and reduce costs. The IP practice will use ANAQUA for paperless management of patents, trademarks, oppositions, and agreements.

“Anaqua will be a game changer for Michael Best and its clients,” said Bob Romeo, CEO of Anaqua. “Our software will increase the firm’s profitability, improve transparency for clients, and help them win more RFP competitions.”

Tom Otterlee, partner at Michael Best, said ANAQUA’s integrated data analytics help him differentiate the firm from its competitors. He describes Anaqua as being forward looking in its efforts to incorporate analytics and analysis directly into docketing data.

“ANAQUA helps us show more than just a knowledge of our clients’ portfolios – Anaqua helps us to show that we understand their portfolios,” says Otterlee. “Before we approached Anaqua, clients had to largely rely on reports generated by us to provide insight into their dockets.  We look forward to providing direct access, reports, and client-focused dashboards in the near future.  We were looking for a one-stop shop, and we found it. Anaqua covers everything we could have imagined.”