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Introducing Morningside, a Questel Company

Aug 26, 2021

This spring, Morningside announced an exciting milestone in the company’s journey. It was such a transformative move that we think it’s important enough to share again:

Questel, one of the world’s largest end-to-end intellectual property solutions providers, has acquired Morningside, a leading IP and language services company.

Founded in 2000 and headquartered in New York, Morningside specializes in patent translation and foreign filing solutions as well as legal, life sciences, and corporate compliance language services. With a global presence of 250 employees, Morningside leverages its industry-leading IP Platform to help clients seamlessly reach new markets while doing more with their budget. Morningside has over 4,000 clients in 55 countries including many Global 500 companies, law firms, and regulatory bodies.

The acquisition is part of Questel’s strategy to act as a one-stop shop for all of its clients’ IP needs. Since Morningside is one of the largest patent translation companies in the world, the acquisition consolidates Questel’s position as a leading IP translation provider. Morningside also has a major global law firm presence which will allow Questel to significantly expand and diversify its customer base.

“Morningside is an excellent fit for Questel both culturally and strategically,” said Charles Besson, Questel’s CEO. “Translation plays a critical role in providing end-to-end integrated IP solutions to our clients.”

What’s next?

The synergies are clear. Morningside is one of the largest patent translation providers globally and Questel is the #1 patent filer in the world. Clients of both companies will gain from this acquisition.

Throughout the integration process, Morningside will of course continue to provide the same best-in-class service that clients expect. But, over the coming months, Morningside’s clients will also begin to benefit from the addition of Questel’s industry-leading solutions for intellectual property, innovation management, legal tech, localization and corporate collaboration

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About Questel:

Questel’s mission is to facilitate the development of innovation in an efficient, secure, and sustainable way. Questel is a true end-to-end intellectual property solutions provider to more than 15,000 clients and one million users across 30 countries. We offer a comprehensive software suite for searching, analyzing, and managing inventions and IP assets. Questel also provides services throughout the IP lifecycle, including prior art searches, patent drafting, international filing, translation, and renewals. These solutions, when combined with our IP cost management platform, deliver clients an average savings of 30-60% across the entire prosecution budget.

About Morningside:

Morningside equips the world’s leading organizations with a full suite of end-to-end intellectual property and language solutions. With over 4,000 clients in 55 countries, Morningside is globally recognized for its subject matter expertise and technology innovation in regulated markets such as IP, legal services, life sciences, and corporate compliance. Our IP management solutions and translation services ensure your ideas seamlessly reach new markets and audiences while allowing you to do more with your budget. Global 500 companies, international law firms, and regulatory bodies all rely on Morningside as a trusted partner to make intelligent choices for their most valuable assets.


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