We are pleased to announce:
Questel acquires doeLEGAL, Inc.
doeLEGAL began as Delaware Office Equipment in 1971. Its growth through time has allowed us to continually evolve over the last 50 years to become a leader in legal technology solutions. Focusing our efforts on helping legal teams control their cases and costs through advanced legal solutions helps clients drive more successful outcomes. The growth and development of our professional staff have evolved in that time to be one of the most respected and experienced legal solution teams in the industry. Our growth and client-focused approach to business have been instrumental in client success.
What does this mean?
Questel acquires doeLEGAL to help grow both organizations as they combine strengths, experience, and capabilities. Questel seeks strong players in markets that have little overlap with their other entities. We believe their larger organization will allow us to provide a wider array of services and solutions. With their global reach, our company extends its opportunities to provide more service capabilities to a growing client base. Being part of a larger organization will also mean our staff will benefit from even more and stronger career opportunities.
“Questel and doeLEGAL share the same software DNA, and decades of proven best practices ensuring IP and legal teams have secure access to the most advanced data management technology,” said Tom Russo, CEO of doeLEGAL.
Who is Questel?
Questel has built a truly comprehensive integrated platform of software and services addressing all the Intellectual Property needs and already covers more general legal needs such as invoice and cost management, which are very synergetic with ELM solutions.
Questel acquires doeLEGAL solutions to offer Ascent ELM and Ascent eDiscovery to their existing client base. doeLEGAL will gain a far greater international reach with their solutions and services. doeLEGAL’s data center in Delaware also increases Questel’s opportunities to host US-based clients’ data in a world-class, secure, and fully managed physical location.
“The Legaltech field is adjacent to Intellectual Property, and it will help fortify our core business to become a strong player in its periphery,” said Charles Besson, CEO of Questel.
Questel is a true end-to-end intellectual property solutions provider with 1,400 employees that deliver software and services to 20,000 clients and 1.5M 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. Visit www.questel.com.
Questel shares the same values and client-focused mission as doeLEGAL. Questel will continue the high level of service and support you’ve come to know from us. There will be many new services and areas of expertise we will be able to provide you in the future. We look forward to discussing those in more depth with you. We are confident that our new affiliation will serve us all well.
What does this mean to our Clients?
To answer your first question – doeLEGAL’s existing operations will remain in place, and all clients will continue to have 24/7 access to their business data. Each client will be supported by the same trusted experts they have today to ensure they continue to experience the same high level of professional service that is a hallmark of doeLEGAL’s mission.
If you have any more questions about this exciting news and what it will mean for you, please contact your customer support manager or contact me directly. We look forward to continuing on this journey with you and adding even more value to our business relationship with Questel. When appropriate, we may be introducing you to some of the Questel representatives in the future.
We are grateful to you not only for giving us the opportunity to continue to provide you with exceptional business services, but for your loyalty and friendship, which have enriched our relationship. We look forward to serving our clients in the next chapter of our business relationship.
President and CEO, doeLEGAL, Inc.