Founded in 1988 and based in Stockholm (Sweden), Direct Validation is a world leader in validation of European patents — the process of nationalizing European patents.
By identifying and eliminating superfluous services and middlemen in the validation process, Direct Validation has been able to reduce client costs by as much as 50%.
Acquired by Questel in 2019, Direct Validation has added valuable expertise to Questel’s IP service offering.
Questel is one of the world’s largest Intellectual Property software and service providers and has been providing European patent validation services for many years, mainly through trusted partners. The merging of Direct Validation’s expertise in EP validation with Questel’s comprehensive intellectual property offering translates into an even more efficient and cost-effective service delivery for our clients.
As an end-to-end IP software and services provider, Questel offers a complete set of enhanced services beyond EP validation, including: