Paris, France, October 29th, 2015 — Questel, one of the world’s main online service providers dedicated to intellectual property, announces a significant minority investment in The Assets, a tangible and intangible assets corporate market place, ranked amongst the 10 most innovative start-ups in 2014.
“More than just a defensive right, the patent is a real asset that can be used to the benefit of a company’s strategy and can also be sold, exchanged or licensed“, explains Charles Besson, CEO of Questel. “For over 10 years, a lot has been done in the field of a virtual market for patents” he continues, “but The Assets seems to have a relevant and groundbreaking approach on the subject and, what’s more, good timing.”
The Assets is an online platform that for the first time lists all the resources of an organization. It allows to sell, buy, lease or exchange, at an international level, tangible and intangible goods such as vehicles, office furniture, machines, trademarks and even patents.
Start-ups that need funds could sell their patents, their database or code, for example, to large groups that are looking for technologies or innovative solutions.
“Questel is a world-renowned player in the world of intellectual property” continues Nicolas Voisin, founder and CEO of The Assets, “and its 5000 customers are all natural users of The Assets in the purchase and sale of their assets.”