Questel announces the acquisition of Intellectual Property Research Inc., provider of novelty/prior art, infringement, right-to-use/clearance, validity, collection and landscape searches for corporations and law firms around the world.
“Questel and IPR together will allow us to provide unsurpassed services to our existing client base while expanding the size and scope of the patent research department,” explains Deane Elliott, Director of Patent Research Services/Questel Inc.
“This merger will create a unified team of some of the most knowledgeable patent researchers available anywhere,” continues Deane Elliott. ”Also, this merger will also allow us to continue serving our existing clients with the same top-notch level of service that they have grown accustomed to receiving from IP Research, Inc. over the past 17 years. Finally, this merger will allow us to provide business/portfolio analysis and other services using Questel tools that were previously unavailable to the IPR team”.
« This is an important step for Questel, » explains Charles Besson, Questel’s CEO. « Joining IPR and ThePatentPeople (Questel prior-art service) under Deane’s proven expertise will allow us to better serve our customer base with a wide variety of high quality patent searches. Each and every IPR researcher boasts more than 20 years of experience! This acquisition is part of our strategy to cover all IP needs with software and services. »