Lilium Aviation, the Munich-based aviation company that develops an all-electric vertical take-off and landing jet, chose to partner with Anaqua to manage its intellectual property and patents. 

Founded in 2015, Lilium is currently developing an air mobility product called the Lilium Jet with an estimated range of over 250 kilometers and a top speed of 300 kilometers per hour, with zero emissions to make it efficient and an eco-friendly individual means of transportation. Their technology demonstrator uses 36 small rotors, which, when compared to traditional ones, should create less drag and noise. The Lilium Jet is projected to start operating in 2024. 

When selecting a system to meet its growing innovation and IP management needs, Lilium opted for Anaqua. Lilium will leverage Anaqua’s AQX software to enhance innovation management (from idea capture and assessment through to filing); IP analytics and Freedom to Operate (FTO) processes; docketing and reporting; and collaboration between the company, inventors, and outside counsel. AQX will deliver integrated patent analytics through Anaqua’s AcclaimIP solution and provide a specialist trademark management module. Patent and trademark renewals will be managed through Anaqua Services. 

“We were looking for a solutions provider who could work as an extension of our team to help manage our critical innovation and IP management processes,” said Wulf Höflich, Lilium’s Head of Intellectual Property – Engineering. “They needed to be able to provide excellent docketing and reporting tools, detailed IP analytics and FTO search capabilities, and enable seamless collaboration between our various stakeholders. And it all had to be implemented quickly. Anaqua were able to deliver on all these criteria.” 

“Lilium is a true leader in the highly innovative field of air mobility, and has an impressive range of unique, proprietary technology,” Bob Romeo, CEO of Anaqua commented. “We are excited to be working closely with Lilium, providing an integrated IP management system that will support and enhance their global innovation and operational excellence, and help protect their valuable IP assets.”