Press Release

PARIS, AUGUST 31, 2020.

Questel acquires RenewalsDesk


Questel announces the acquisition of RenewalsDesk Limited, a patent annuity innovative company based in the UK and founded in 2013 by patent attorneys. The mission of RenewalsDesk is to bring honesty and transparency to the IP Renewals sector, for all clients, regardless of their portfolio size. John Keogh, CEO, and his team will remain on board and join the fast growing Questel group.


“RenewalsDesk is the only patent renewal service where you can sign up and get started with renewing your patents right away – no minimum number of patents, and no professional knowledge required. With everything online, our prices are low.” Said John Keogh.


With this acquisition, Questel accelerates its successful strategy of transforming IP industry by providing centralized, secure, and cost-effective IP services across the entire innovation lifecycle.


“By combining such online patent renewals service and our suite of Intellectual Asset Management software, Questel strengthens its unique value proposition dedicated to mid-size and small organizations” said Charles Besson, CEO of Questel.

Questel is a true end-to-end intellectual property solutions provider to more than 6,000 clients and 1M 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.

RenewalsDesk is the first online direct-to-consumer patent renewals service that allows you to sign up directly online and start making patent renewals immediately, no matter how many or how few patents you own. The company’s goal is to provide an automated and easy specialist service for keeping track of, calculating, and paying your regular patent renewal fees such that companies and individuals can carry out renewals without legal assistance, thus making significant cost savings.