Questel Acquires Intellectual Property Translation Leader MultiLing

Questel Acquires Intellectual Property Translation Leader MultiLIng


Questel, one of the world’s largest online intellectual property (IP) service providers, has acquired MultiLing, the global leader in patent translations.

Founded in 1988 and based in Utah, MultiLing leverages their advanced technology platform to provide the highest quality patent translation services in the most cost-effective manner.

Led by its founder, Michael Sneddon, and supported by over 200 employees across eight countries, MultiLing serves 350 clients globally (mostly large corporations) in their process of international filing of patents.

This acquisition is part of Questel’s strategy to build a one-stop shop offering. MultiLing’s translation activities are highly complementary and synergetic to Questel’s ITIP foreign filing activities. The enlarged group reaches an annual turnover of c. MUSD 100 and 500 employees worldwide. This consolidates its rank among the global leaders of the IP industry.

“MultiLing is the right fit for Questel both culturally and strategically,” says Charles Besson, Questel CEO. “Translation is a key part in the foreign filing process where Questel  became the world leader in 2017.”

“This is the combination of two recognized players with more than 80 years of cumulated experience in IP,” adds Michael Sneddon, CEO and founder of MultiLing. “Our unique technology will also be used to improve the translated Questel patent databases which are searched and analyzed in Orbit, its online software platform.”

Questel is one of the world’s leading intellectual property management companies, delivering complete software and service solutions for each stage of the innovation lifecycle. And, for both software and services, Questel leverages a comprehensive and unique collection of intellectual property and scientific databases.
With recent acquisitions of ITIP and MultiLing, Questel now delivers the world’s largest and highest quality services for foreign filing of patent applications and translations. These services, when added to Questel’s e-learning and general IP consulting, make Questel the final destination to fulfill the most critical IP and innovation needs.

MultiLing is the premier, global provider of intellectual property language translation and support services, serving the world’s most demanding and sophisticated patent filers in over 200 unique language pairs.
With the development of Savanta™, an innovative, intelligent cloud platform designed specifically for IP translation, and as pioneers of the industry-standard centralized model for translation, MultiLing continues to raise the bar for quality, customer satisfaction and innovation.

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