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2019-07-16

Questel acquires Direct Validation

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Questel, one of the world’s largest intellectual property software and service providers, has signed an agreement to acquire Direct Validation.

Founded in 1988 and based in Stockholm (Sweden), Direct Validation is a major player in EP validations services, the process of registering granted European patents in the countries where they will ultimately be enforceable.

“Questel has provided European patent validation services in the past, mainly through partners,” says Charles Besson, Questel CEO. “This investment will provide us with yet another highly synergistic client offering within the innovation and IP lifecycle.”

”Connecting Questel’s intellectual property solutions and worldwide network with Direct Validation’s unique knowledge of EP validations will translate into deep savings for clients of both of our companies,” says Olle Bäcklund, CEO of Direct Validation.

For more information, please visit www.questel.com 

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