Getinge Selects Anaqua to Provide Single, Centralized IP Management Platform

Global medical technology company will use Anaqua’s AQX to help consolidate and coordinate the management of all its IP assets

BOSTON, June 06, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Anaqua, the leading innovation and intellectual property (IP) management technology provider, today announced that global medical technology company Getinge has selected Anaqua’s AQX in order to consolidate the management of all its IP assets onto a single, centralized platform.

Founded in Sweden in 1904, Getinge provides hospitals and life science institutions in 133 countries with products and solutions that aim to improve clinical results and optimize workflows.

Anna Maria Lagerqvist Gahm, Head of IP & Digital Law at Getinge, said: “With our extensive range of products and solutions for intensive care, cardiovascular procedures, operating rooms, sterile reprocessing, life science and digital healthcare solutions and our strong international presence with operations in more than 40 countries worldwide, it was important to be able to improve the efficiency and coordination of our IP management by consolidating onto a centralized platform. AQX enables us to do that, while also providing highly integrated functionality in key areas such as analytics and invention management.”

Bob Romeo, CEO of Anaqua, said: “Getinge focuses on helping its customers save lives through the products and solutions it develops, and on achieving its goal of becoming the world’s most trusted and respected medtech company. We are delighted to be supporting Getinge on that journey by helping manage and protect the company’s valuable IP assets. Anaqua continues to invest in offerings to meet and exceed the ever-evolving demands of the world’s most innovative life science companies.”

About Getinge

With a firm belief that every person and community should have access to the best possible care, Getinge provides hospitals and life science institutions with products and solutions that aim to improve clinical results and optimize workflows. The offering includes products and solutions for intensive care, cardiovascular procedures, operating rooms, sterile reprocessing and life science. Getinge employs over 11,000 people worldwide and the products are sold in 133 countries.

About Anaqua

Anaqua, Inc. is a premier provider of integrated intellectual property (IP) management technology solutions and services for corporations and law firms. Its IP management software solutions, AQX and PATTSY WAVE, both offer best practice workflows with big data analytics and tech-enabled services to create an intelligent environment designed to inform IP strategy, enable IP decision-making, and streamline IP operations, tailored to each segment’s need. Today, nearly half of the top 100 U.S. patent filers and global brands, as well as a growing number of law firms worldwide use Anaqua’s solutions. Over one million IP executives, attorneys, paralegals, administrators, and innovators use the platform for their IP management needs. The company’s global operations are headquartered in Boston, with offices across the U.S., Europe, and Asia. For additional information, please visit, or on LinkedIn.

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Ai-Media to Launch AI-Powered Automatic Captioning Solution to Asian Market at BroadcastAsia

Ai-Media at BroadcastAsia 2023 in Singapore

Ai-Media at BroadcastAsia 2023 in Singapore, June 7-9

SYDNEY, Australia, June 06, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ai-Media, the leader in technology-driven live captioning, transcription, and translation solutions, is excited to announce its presence at BroadcastAsia in Singapore, where it will unveil its ground-breaking LEXI 3.0 automatic captioning solution to the Asian market.

Previously launched to the North American market at NAB Show 2023, LEXI 3.0 is the new and improved version of Ai-Media’s flagship automatic captioning solution. Powered by AI, LEXI 3.0 is the world’s most accurate and advanced automatic captioning solution, delivering results that rival human captions at a fraction of the cost.

During the BroadcastAsia, Ai-Media will also showcase its comprehensive range of captioning technology that boasts seamless integration with LEXI 3.0. Among the featured products is the new LEXI Viewer, an innovative HD-SDI device that empowers event organizers to effortlessly enhance accessibility by streaming captions to in-venue displays.

Additionally, Ai-Media will highlight its range of captioning encoders that ensure high quality distribution of audio and video via its iCap Cloud Network, the world’s largest, most secure caption delivery network. This includes iCap Alta, the broadcast industry’s leading IP encoder that provides efficient virtualized workflows for MPEG-TS and SMPTE-2110. Ai-Media will also showcase iCap Encode Pro, the HD-SDI encoder trusted by major TV networks worldwide that offers low operational cost & low-latency display.

BroadcastAsia will take place from 7 to 9 June at the Singapore EXPO in Singapore. Attendees can meet the Ai-Media team and discover its range of end-to-end broadcast captioning solutions at booth 6C3-08 in Hall 6.

Ai-Media’s Chief Sales Officer, James Ward said:

We are excited to launch LEXI 3.0 to the APAC market. AI-powered technologies are creating operational efficiencies and cost savings across countless industries and with Lexi 3.0 it is no different. LEXI 3.0 consistently delivers over 98% accuracy, meets all global regulatory requirements, enables customers to increase their reach and has cost savings of around 80% versus human captioning. We’re also able to leverage our decades of broadcast experience to ensure our captioning solutions are interoperable across different workflows, video standards and regions.

About Ai-Media

Founded in Australia in 2003, technology company Ai-Media is a global leader in the provision of high-quality live and recorded captioning, transcription, and translation solutions. The company helps the world’s leading broadcasters, enterprises and government agencies ensure high accuracy, secure and cost-effective captioning via its AI-powered LEXI automatic captioning solution. LEXI captions are delivered to millions of screens worldwide via Ai-Media’s range of captioning encoders and its iCap Cloud Network – the world’s largest, most secure caption delivery network. Globally, Ai-Media delivers 8 million minutes of live and recorded media monthly. Ai-Media trades on the Australian Stock Exchange (AIM). For more information, please visit

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UPDATE — VERSES, DENTONS US and SWF, Announce Collaboration on Landmark Industry Report “A Path to Global AI Governance”

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The Road to Autonomy – Executive Summary

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 05, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — VERSES AI Inc. (CBOE CANADA:VERS) (OTCQX:VRSSF) (“VERSES” or the “Company”), a cognitive computing company specializing in the next generation of artificial intelligence (“AI”), announces the release in June 2023 of an AI industry report titled “THE ROAD TO AUTONOMY: A Path To Global AI Governance”.

The report combines the legislative expertise from Dentons, the world’s largest multinational law firm, and the AI acumen of VERSES with the guidance on technical standards from the Spatial Web Foundation to provide an in-depth analysis of the legal and key legislative trends from across the world on the state of AI regulation and recommendations for a path forward for government regulation of AI.

The report aspires to pioneer a fresh approach for legal practitioners, government regulators, and lawmakers, to keep pace with the rapid technological advancements and to guide their adaptation. The critical aspect of the report is to promote the adoption of standards for what VERSES considers “law as code.” The objective is to encode laws and legal principles into an understandable, machine-readable language that will facilitate the comprehension and autonomous compliance of AI systems with legal frameworks and social norms.

The report analyzes the unprecedented challenges presented by the emergence of AI and autonomous software, devices, and vehicles addressing fundamental questions like, “How can governments regulate AI systems that are on a path to regulating themselves? How can humans stay in the loop to ensure AI alignment with human values, principles, and laws, while guaranteeing fair and equitable services for all individuals and communities? And, how do we encode and enforce AI laws directly in AI systems themselves?

The report critically examines the transformative power of rapidly evolving technologies such as AI systems and their impending impact on legal, regulatory, and government sectors and accentuates the crucial need for developing and adopting standards that foster the understanding, governance, and interoperability of AI and autonomous systems. The report underscores the role of these technical standards in shaping dynamic and effective laws to regulate, oversee, and contemporize AI activities.

The goal of the report is to provide governments, regulators, and legislators with a pragmatic framework that not only informs but also provides a roadmap for policymaking, legislation, and compliance efforts in the field of AI. This is relevant to the flourishing autonomous vehicle industry, while also serving as a fundamental guide for all future AI-driven systems. Emphasizing the urgency of a globally unified, forward-thinking approach to AI governance, the report signals the vital need for standards development and deployment as the world navigates the pathway to Autonomous Intelligent Systems (“AIS”).

Significantly, the report points to the instrumental role of sociotechnical standards, as demonstrated by the work of the Institute of Electrical And Electronics Engineers IEEE P2874 Working Group. This initiative from the world’s largest association of technical professionals, underscores the importance of aligning AIS with human values and reducing the risk of harmful behavior.

The report also highlights the European Commission’s Flying Forward 2020 (“FF2020”) project for successfully implementing these standards. Led by VERSES and running on its KOSM platform, the FF2020 project featured autonomous AI-powered drones executing various tasks, such as medical supply delivery, building security inspection, and large crowd monitoring, all while adhering to local laws. The project exemplifies how the seamless integration of standards for AI with Urban Air Mobility and current legal and regulatory frameworks could improve the implementation of AI-powered services at city scale and beyond.

The report envisions the application of these standards to a host of sectors, including healthcare, education, finance, supply chain and more, paving the way for a smarter world with AI seamlessly operating behind the scenes.

AI is advancing at an unprecedented pace, raising concerns about the direction of its future trajectory. As AI evolves towards autonomous systems, the need for regulation becomes critical. We must address the challenge of regulating self-regulating AI to ensure alignment with human values and prevent potential risks. By implementing global technical standards and establishing an international AI regulatory framework, we can harness the immense benefits of AI while safeguarding against its potential perils,” stated VERSES CEO, Gabriel René.

We are thrilled to collaborate with VERSES on this report, as the challenge of regulating AI raises complex and often novel questions of law for our clients and regulators. We hope this report provides a new way of thinking about AI regulation, and provides important insights to key stakeholders who are wrestling with new AI regulatory frameworks and are trying to strike an appropriate balance between innovation and moderation,” said Peter Stockburger, Partner at Dentons US LLP.

In summary, the report calls for a safe, effective, and inclusive journey down the “Road to Autonomy,” ensuring that future AI systems are not just technically advanced but also aligned with the best interests of humanity, both now and in the future. With AI influencing every sector, this insightful report offers pragmatic recommendations for a more secure, innovative, and integrated AI-driven future. The full report will be available on the VERSES, DENTONS, and websites in June 2023, with the executive summary already available for preview.

The Road to Autonomy - Executive Summary


VERSES is a cognitive computing company specializing in next-generation AI. Modeled after natural systems and the design principles of the human brain and the human experience, VERSES flagship offering, GIA™, is an Intelligent Assistant for everyone powered by KOSMOS™, a network operating system enabling distributed intelligence.  Built on open standards, KOSM transforms disparate data into knowledge models that foster trustworthy collaboration between humans, machines, and AI, across digital and physical domains. Imagine a smarter world that elevates human potential through innovations inspired by nature. Learn more at VERSESLinkedIn, and Twitter.

About Dentons 
Dentons is designed to be different. As the world’s largest global law firm with 21,000 professionals in over 200 locations in more than 80 countries, Denton’s can help you grow, protect, operate and finance your business. Denton’s polycentric and purpose-driven approach, together with their commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity and ESG, ensures they challenge the status quo to stay focused on what matters most to you.

About the Spatial Web Foundation 
The Spatial Web Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the development and ethical use of technology, specifically in the creation and implementation of the Spatial Web protocol. The foundation’s core initiatives include developing open standards and protocols, promoting interoperability, and educating the public and policymakers. The foundation supports transparency and accountability in the development and use of technology, promotes responsible innovation, engages in dialogue and collaboration with various stakeholders, and adopts a proactive approach to addressing emerging ethical challenges. Ultimately, the Spatial Web Foundation seeks to create a more inclusive, accessible, and equitable internet that empowers individuals and communities to connect, create, and thrive.

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Egypt’s President Abdelfattah al-Sisi and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed Saturday’s rare border shooting in which three Israeli soldiers and an Egyptian security officer were killed, the leaders said in separate statements on Tuesday.

Sisi and Netanyahu emphasised the importance of coordination on investigating the incident, Egypt’s presidency said.

gypt’s President Sisi expressed his deep condolences over the incident on the Egyptian border. The Prime Minister thanked the Egyptian president, as well as for his commitment to a thorough and joint investigation into the incident,” the statement from Netanyahu’s office said, adding that the leaders pledged to continue strengthening peace and security cooperation.

Source: National News Agency – Lebanon


House Speaker, Nabih Berri, on Tuesday welcomed at his Ain al-Tineh residence, President of the Institute of Party History and Literature of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party, Qu Qingshan, who visited him with an accompanying delegation, in the presence of Chinese Ambassador to Lebanon, Qian Minjian.

The meeting reportedly focused on the general conditions in Lebanon and the region. The delegation invited Speaker Berri to visit China.

During the meeting, Speaker Berri stressed “the importance of strengthening parliamentary relations between the two countries in various fields.” He also praised “the People’s Republic of China’s support to Lebanon in all international forums, as well as its support for the rights of the Palestinian people.”

Moreover, Speaker Berri valued China for “its role in achieving the Saudi-Iranian agreement, because of its positive repercussions in the region in terms of progress and stability.”

Berri also called on the Chinese side to “invest in Lebanon in various sectors and to contribute to the process of the country’s advancement and development.”

The Chinese delegation extended to Speaker Berri a symbolic gift from the Chinese heritage, which is a map of the “Silk Road”.

Source: National News Agency – Lebanon


Free Patriotic Movement leader, MP Gebran Bassil, on Tuesday met with European Union Ambassador, Ralph Tarraf.

Talks between the pair reportedly touched on the country’s current political and economic situation.

‘There was an honest discussion about the Syrian refugee crisis in Lebanon,’ according to a statement by the FPM press office.

Minister Bassil reminded Ambassador Tarraf of the Free Patriotic Movement’s unwavering positions concerning refugees in Lebanon and “the need to implement the decisions of the Conference of the Displaced.

Source: National News Agency – Lebanon


Caretaker Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants, Dr. Abdullah Bou Habib, on Tuesday welcomed Australian Assistant Foreign Minister, Member of Parliament, Tim Watts, with whom he discussed bilateral relations, as well as the situation in Lebanon and the region.

Watts thanked Lebanon for its “close cooperation with Australia in areas of common interest.”

During the meeting, Minister Bou Habib touched on the Syrian refugee crisis in Lebanon, considering them political rather than economic refugees, calling for “Australia’s assistance, and that of other countries, to resolve this crisis.”

Minister Bou Habib then received an invitation from the Iraqi Foreign Minister, which was conveyed to him by Iraqi Embassy’s Head of Mission, Amin Al-Nasrawi, and the Director of Protocol, Dr. Madian Al-Kalash.

Source: National News Agency – Lebanon

Nineveh Governor: Tourism Projects To Be Implemented In Mosul Dam Lake

The Governor of Nineveh, Najm Al-Jubouri, announced the implementation of tourism projects inside the Mosul Dam Lake, by order of Prime Minister Muhammad Al-Sudani.

Al-Jubouri said in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / that “the prime minister directed the development of Lake (Mosul Dam) and ordered that it be a major tourist landmark that contributes to supporting the economy of Nineveh Governorate.”

Source: National Iraqi News Agency

Hammoudi To Pakistan’s Foreign Minister: The Region Has Become More Stable

The President of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, Sheikh Hammam Hammoudi, received the Pakistani Foreign Minister, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.

The two sides discussed, according to a statement by the Islamic Supreme Council, the relations of the two countries and their common stances towards crucial issues, and frameworks for enhancing cooperation in light of the Iraqi openness.

Sheikh Hammoudi called on Pakistan for joint action between the two countries to enhance the stability of the region and develop its economic interests, especially in light of the important roles played by Iraq among a number of neighboring countries, stressing that the region has become more stable and independent.

He stressed: the importance of continuous communication for these purposes, as well as benefiting from investment opportunities in the field of construction, the health sector and cultural exchange, and providing facilities for Pakistani visitors.

For his part, Zardari stressed the importance of what Iraq has achieved, expressing his gratitude for its roles in the region.

He pointed out: There are many attractive factors to strengthen Pakistan’s relationship with Iraq, especially in the health and development sector, expressing his keenness to strengthen the partnership for the stability of the region.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency

A Huge Fire In A Warehouse In Tehran Bazaar

IRNA news agency announced today Tuesday, that a huge fire broke out in a glue warehouse in Seyed Wali commercial area in Tehran’s Grand Bazaar.

A spokesman for the Fire Department and Safety Services in Tehran Municipality said, according to the agency, that firefighters are working to contain this relatively large fire.

He explained that the firefighters detected a fire in the glue warehouse, and they are working to put out the fire./End

Source: National Iraqi News Agency

Legal Expert: The Appointment Of Ambassador Al-Suhail Is Consistent With The Openness Of The Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia In The Field Of Public International Law And New Diplomacy

The legal expert, Salem Hawass, confirmed that Safia Al-Suhail, Iraq’s appointed ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, submitting her credentials to the Kingdom’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs is a successful and appropriate appointment and choice, and it has great political dimensions that are in line with the openness of Saudi Arabia in light of the principles of public international law and the representation of women constitutionally, internationally and diplomatically.

Hawass added in a statement: “Iraq’s keenness to consolidate its relations with Saudi Arabia in various fields, in addition to its keenness to have representation at the level of an extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador to represent Iraq to the Kingdom to make the necessary efforts to develop the relations of the two brotherly countries and open new horizons in their relations through an ambassador in a country like the Kingdom indicates its openness in diplomatic representation and international relations.”

Hawass stressed, “Al-Suhail, with the tools it possesses in the field of public international law, international relations, and vigorous diplomatic work, will achieve great success in her diplomatic missions in Riyadh.”

He called on the foreign ministries of the two countries to provide all support for the success of the mission of the Iraqi diplomatic mission, headed by Al-Suhail, and the need for the success of work and cooperation in service of the two neighboring countries and the Iraqi and Saudi communities within the scope of public and private international law.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency