IP heavyweights Avenium Consulting and Questel to merge

Categorie(s) : MINATEC, News, Research

Published : 2 December 2013

Avenium Consulting is a CEA Investissement subsidiary that provides intellectual property (IP) consulting services. Questel is a global leader in online IP services. On October 11 these two IP giants announced they will merge, creating an industry-leading firm that covers the entire IP value chain, from capturing ideas to transferring them to industry.
The merged company will employ 150 IP experts. Each business will continue to operate under its own brand name. For Avenium Consulting, the merger opens the door to major international expansion, since Questel—which posts revenue growth of 20%–30% a year—already operates in Europe, the US, China, and Japan.

Contact: patrick.pierre@cea.fr

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