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announced 4/2/2015 via BNC Analysis

IPH Limited, will acquire Practice Insight

synopsis: IPH Limited announced that is has agreed to buy Practice Insight Pty Ltd. Practice Insight has created a consolidated relational database of over 90% of the world's patent and trade mark data.
buyer: IPH Limited (ASX:IPH:$163.07)
IPH Limited is the holding company of Spruson & Ferguson, one of the leading intellectual property (“IP”) services firms in the Asia-Pacific region, offering a wide range of services for the protection, commercialisation, enforcement and management of IP. "
target: Practice Insight
Practice Insight has created a consolidated relational database of over 90% of the world's patent and trade mark data. Practice Insight allows users to examine and analyse most of the large-scale intellectual property databases related to the world's patent information.
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closed 8/16/2018 via BusinessWire

CPA Global, purchased IP Software Solutions from Practice Insight

synopsis: CPA Global, the Intellectual Property (IP) services and technology market leader, announces the acquisition of Filing Analytics and Citation Eagle, two leading IP data and analytics software solutions, from Practice Insight, a wholly owned subsidiary of IPH Ltd.
buyer parent: Leonard Green & Partners, L.P.
buyer: CPA Global
Based in the Channel Islands, CPA Global is the world’s leading IP management and technology company. They offer customers The IP Platform: delivering integrated Innovation and IP Portfolio software, services and insights across the entire Idea Lifecycle. "
seller parent: IPH Limited
seller: Practice Insight
Filing Analytics combines datasets from patent offices into one database. Machine learning and data augmentation are applied for the highest degree of data integrity and quality. Citation Eagle enables patent owners and attorneys to track and focus on citations of patents using one automated system.
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closed 7/12/2017 via PR Newswire

Wellspring Worldwide, acquired Covalent Data

synopsis: Wellspring, the leader in innovation management software, announced the acquisition of Covalent Data, a Denver-based provider of intelligent search tools that enable companies to find innovative technologies and intellectual property.
buyer: Wellspring Worldwide
Wellspring is the global leader in technology transfer and technology scouting software. Organizations rely on Wellspring to manage the identification, evaluation, and acquisition of technologies, partners, and investments. "
target: Covalent Data
Covalent Data is the leader in innovation intelligence, featuring the world's most comprehensive collection of content. By stitching together disparate sets of public and private data, Covalent Data enables licensing professionals to discover groundbreaking technologies.
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closed 7/22/2010 via Company Press Release

CT Corsearch, acquired Edital

synopsis: CT Corsearch, the premier provider of clearance and protection solutions for trademark and brand professionals, announced it’s acquired Edital, the Questel trademark branch. This acquisition will create best-in-class solutions for managing a brand lifecycle globally—from creation to watching to protecting, maintaining and renewing a brand.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: CT Corsearch
CT Corsearch provides high-quality, intuitive tools and expertise that trademark professionals need to effectively manage the trademark screening, search review and watching processes. "
target parent: Questel
target: Edital
Edital was established in Brussels in 1982 and acquired by Questel, a world leader in Intellectual Property in 2005. Its sole purpose has been to create global solutions for the Intellectual Property professional.
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closed 9/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

GoDaddy.com, acquired Cognate

synopsis: GoDaddy, a company that provides domain names, has acquired Cognate, a Boston-based startup that uses blockchain to do Common Law trademarks registry. Cognate reviews your proof of use, and once confirmed, creates a permanent, time-stamped record of a users' trademark information and proof.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$3,139.30)
GoDaddy powers the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. With 18 million customers worldwide and 77 million domain names under management, GoDaddy is the place people come to name their idea, build a professional website, attract customers and manage their work. "
target: Cognate
Cognate is The Common Law Trademark (CM) Registry - the only fast, easy, and affordable way to protect your trademark rights. Cognate uses blockchain technology to make an immutable record of users' trademark rights.
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closed 12/2/2019 via Company Press Release

Clarivate Analytics, acquired Darts-IP

synopsis: Clarivate Analytics plc, a global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to accelerate the pace of innovation, has acquired Darts-ip, the Global Intellectual Property (IP) Case Law Database. Darts-ip enables IP professionals to gain unparalleled insights into IP rights, companies, jurisdictions, legal topics and market trends.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Clarivate Analytics (:$1,441.88)
Clarivate Analytics is a research analytics software company that provides subscription-based services in research and patent analytics. Organizations and researchers rely on the knowledge bases from Clarivate for information about pharmaceutical and biotech intelligence and IP management. "
target: Darts-IP
Darts-ip is the Global Intellectual Property (IP) Case Law Database. Darts-ip enables IP professionals to gain unparalleled insights into IP rights, companies, jurisdictions, legal topics and market trends. Darts-ip users can search and track nearly 5 million cases from over 3,000 courts worldwide.
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closed 6/5/2013 via Market Wire

Wolters Kluwer Corporate Legal Services, acquired AvantIQ

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Corporate Legal Services, the leading provider of legal information services and solutions, announced it has acquired Avantiq, a provider of multi-national trademark research services. Avantiq, founded in 1986, has 28 employees and has operations in Luxembourg and Australia.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Corporate Legal Services
Wolters Kluwer Corporate Legal Services is committed to providing intelligent software and the highest quality service standards to support legal professionals in their workflows for corporate compliance and transactions, due diligence, law department management, and trademark management. "
target: AvantIQ
Avantiq specializes in multinational online and offline trademark, domain and company name search services. Avantiq was founded in 1986 and operates in Luxembourg, United States and Australia.
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closed 9/20/2010 via PR Newswire

Fairview Research LLC, acquired IFI CLAIMS Patent Services

synopsis: Fairview Research, a provider of data enrichment technology and services for technical information retrieval and analysis, announced that it has acquired Wilmington, Del.-based IFI Patent Intelligence from Wolters Kluwer Pharma Solutions. IFI is the leading producer of value-added U.S. patent databases and indexing services.
buyer: Fairview Research LLC
Fairview Research is a provider of data enrichment technology and services for information retrieval and analysis. The company's state-of-the-art information retrieval products and services and cutting-edge semantic technologies are in use in a variety of corporate R&D applications. "
target parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
target: IFI CLAIMS Patent Services
IFI CLAIMS Patent Services has been the preeminent producer of value-added U.S. patent databases. From the most rigorous U.S. assignee name standardization process in the industry, to continual class code updates — IFI has built a solid reputation as a leader in patent databases.
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closed 7/9/2009 via BNC Analysis

Thomson Reuters, acquired Indlaw Communications Pte, Ltd.

synopsis: 2i Capital (India) Private Limited, a private equity firm, has sold Indlaw Communications Private Limited, an India-based legal information company, to Thomson Reuters Corporation, a US-based provider of integrated information-based solutions.
buyer: Thomson Reuters (TRI:$5,921.00)
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. Powered by the world's most trusted news organization, Thomson Reuters combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers. "
target parent: 2i Capital
target: Indlaw Communications Pte, Ltd.
Indlaw is a business-to-business Internet provider of research modules relating to Indian legal, tax, business and regulatory issues. Indlaw is part of the Indianlawonline project which was launched as a collaborative exercise between professionals and academicians based in U.K. and in India.
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closed 6/22/2004 via PR Newswire

Choicepoint, Inc., acquired Investigation Technologies, LLC

synopsis: ChoicePoint CPS, the leading provider of identification and verification services, has acquired Investigation Technologies, LLC, which operates Rapsheets Criminal Records, a provider of online criminal records searches.
buyer: Choicepoint, Inc. (CPS:$0.00)
ChoicePoint helps businesses, government agencies and nonprofit organizations make better decisions through information and technology solutions. "
target: Investigation Technologies, LLC
Investigation Technologies, LLC, operates Rapsheets Criminal Records. Rapsheets Criminal Records has become the most comprehensive site on the Internet in delivering instant results of criminal records searches. In 1997, the company began compiling databases of public records from state criminal ju
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closed 10/16/2020 via BNC Analysis

Eurazeo, acquired Questel

synopsis: Eurazeo, a leading global investment company, has acquired Questel, a worldwide leading provider of intellectual property solutions. Questel offers a comprehensive suite of SaaS for searching, analyzing, and managing invention and IP asset, as well as a unique collection of IP databases.
buyer: Eurazeo (ENXTPA:RF:$5,100.86)
Eurazeo is a leading global investment company, with a diversified portfolio of €18.5 billion in assets under management, including €12.9 billion from third parties, invested in over 430 companies. "
target: Questel
Questel is a worldwide leading provider of intellectual property solutions. Questel offers a comprehensive suite of SaaS for searching, analyzing, and managing invention and IP asset, as well as a unique collection of IP databases.
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closed 7/21/2017 via PR Web

ImageRights International, Inc., acquired Image Witness

synopsis: ImageRights International, the leader in copyright enforcement services for photo agencies and photographers, has acquired Image Witness, a provider of online image tracking and protection for photographers, agencies and creatives. Image Witness provides monthly reports to users that allow them to see if their images have been infringed upon.
buyer: ImageRights International, Inc.
ImageRights International provides intelligent image search and copyright enforcement services to photo agencies and professional photographers worldwide to ensure that their intellectual property rights are protected and that they are compensated for the unauthorized use of their copyrighted works."
target: Image Witness
Image Witness provides online image tracking and protection for photographers, agencies and creatives. Image Witness provides monthly reports to users that allow them to see if their images are being used outside their license period and find out if their images have been infringed upon.
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closed 10/2/2017 via BNC Analysis

RWS Holdings plc, acquired Article One Partners, LLC

synopsis: RWS Holdings, the world's leading provider of intellectual property support services, has acquired Article One Partners, the world’s largest patent research community. Article One Partners broadcasts its studies to over 40,000 people and distributes more than $7.8 million in rewards to researchers for their work on over 5,600 client patent studies.
buyer: RWS Holdings plc (AIM:RWS:$471.81)
RWS Holdings provides intellectual property support services such as patent translations and technical searches for clients in the medical, pharmaceutical, chemical, aerospace, and telecommunications industries. "
target: Article One Partners, LLC
Article One Partners (AOP) is the world’s largest patent research community, broadcasting its studies to over 40,000 people. The company is a partner to 17 Fortune 100 companies, 74 Forbes Global 2000 and 7 of the top 10 US patent filers.
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closed 5/24/2021 via BNC Analysis

FiscalNote Inc., acquired TimeBase Pty Ltd

synopsis: FiscalNote, a Washington, D.C.-based technology provider of global policy and market intelligence, acquired TimeBase, an Australia-based company that provides legislative research and tracking tools that help organizations understand and keep up to date with Australian legislation.
buyer: FiscalNote Inc.
Led by founder and CEO Tim Hwang, FiscalNote is an information services company focused on global policy and market intelligence, which combines AI technology, expert analysis, and legislative, regulatory, and geopolitical data. "
target: TimeBase Pty Ltd
TimeBase is an Australia-based company that provides legislative research and tracking tools that help organizations understand and keep up to date with Australian legislation.
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announced 7/22/2014 via GlobeNewswire

LexisNexis, will purchase Canadian Legal Assets from Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer announced that it has signed an agreement to divest its Canadian legal publishing activities to LexisNexis. The Canadian legal assets to be sold include print and online information products for law firms, corporate counsel, and human resources professionals.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: LexisNexis
LexisNexis is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets. "
seller parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
seller: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory
The Canadian legal assets of Wolters Kluwer include print and online information products for law firms, corporate counsel, and human resources professionals. The group has approximately 50 employees.
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closed 11/30/2010 via PR Newswire

ProQuest LLC, acquired Congressional Information Services, Inc.

synopsis: ProQuest, an information firm supporting the global research community, is significantly expanding its service to government markets through the acquisition of the acclaimed Congressional Information Service (CIS®) and University Publications of America (UPA) product lines from LexisNexis.
buyer parent: Cambridge Information Group, LLC
buyer: ProQuest LLC
A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest offers Serials Solutions®, Ulrich's™, RefWorks®, COS™, Dialog® and now Bowker®. ProQuest is an information partner, creating indispensable research solutions that connect people and information. "
target parent: Reed Elsevier
target: Congressional Information Services, Inc.
Widely respected for their unique contributions to research, Congressional Information Service includes one of the world's most exhaustive online collections of legislative content and highly respected statistical works, while University Publications of America includes deep historical sets.
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closed 3/29/2019 via Company Press Release

vLex, acquired Justis Publishing Ltd

synopsis: vLex announces the acquisition of Justis Publishing Ltd., a UK-based leader in online legal publishing with clients in over 40 countries. Spain’s vLex delivers legal intelligence through personalization, global coverage, and artificial intelligence.
buyer: vLex
Spain’s vLex delivers legal intelligence through personalization, global coverage, and artificial intelligence. vLex’s intuitive platforms, tailored to the geographic, topical and functional need are powered by leading global innovations and the latest in machine learning advances. "
target: Justis Publishing Ltd
Headquartered in London, Justis is at the forefront of the digital dissemination of legal information. JustisOne, its flagship legal research platform is trusted by law institutions around the world. Their unique software brings new ways to search, interpret and analyze legal information.
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closed 1/10/2018 via PR Web

Fastcase, Inc., acquired Docket Alarm

synopsis: Fastcase announced its expansion into the federal and state docket alerts, legal news and data analytics markets with its acquisition of Docket Alarm. Docket Alarm provides advanced analytical capabilities, customizable real-time litigation alerts, case prediction indicators, and technology-driven research tools for the legal analytics market.
buyer: Fastcase, Inc.
As the smarter alternative for legal research, Fastcase democratizes the law, making it more accessible to more people. Using patented software that combines the best of legal research with the best of Web search, Fastcase helps busy users sift through the clutter, ranking the best cases first. "
target: Docket Alarm
Docket Alarm provides advanced analytical capabilities, customizable real-time litigation alerts, case prediction indicators, and technology-driven research tools for the legal analytics market.
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closed 7/21/2010 via BusinessWire

VerdictSearch, acquired Verdict Research Group, Inc.

synopsis: VerdictSearch, the nation's leading source of verdict and settlement news and research, announced the acquisition of Verdict Research Group, Inc. ("VRG"). VRG data and publications include The Connecticut Verdict Reporter, Carolina Verdict Reporter, The Georgia Trial Reporter, The Massachusetts Verdict Reporter and many others.
buyer parent: ALM Media Properties, LLC
buyer: VerdictSearch
The VerdictSearch online database provides 24x7 access to detailed case reports from around the nation, with hundreds of new cases added each month. The website offers full-text search or search by 15 different parameters, including injury, case type, name, date or plaintiff's criteria. "
target: Verdict Research Group, Inc.
Verdict Research Group, the parent company of verdicts.com, was founded in 1987. It was born in response to the absence of regular and reliable source of local jury verdicts. Verdict publishes; The Ohio Trial Reporter, The Michigan Trial Reporter, The Georgia Trial Reporter and many others.
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closed 12/2/2013 via PR Newswire

Appriss, Inc., acquired Docview LLC

synopsis: Appriss Inc., the provider of innovative technology solutions that keep communities safe and informed, has acquired Docview LLC. Docview LLC, based out of Lansing, Michigan, began helping agencies manage and securely sell crash, crime and fire reports in 2004.
buyer: Appriss, Inc.
Appriss provides innovative technology solutions that keep communities safe and informed, including nationwide programs such as VINE®, a comprehensive automated victim notification service, and JusticeXchange, the nation's largest real-time data network of incarcerated persons. "
target: Docview LLC
Docview is the most trusted provider of crash reports to Citizens and Insurance Carriers in the United States. As the leader in this field, hundreds of Law Enforcement Agencies and Insurance Carriers trust Docview with the protection of their data integrity.
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closed 8/16/2018 via BusinessWire

CPA Global, purchased IP Software Solutions from Practice Insight

synopsis: CPA Global, the Intellectual Property (IP) services and technology market leader, announces the acquisition of Filing Analytics and Citation Eagle, two leading IP data and analytics software solutions, from Practice Insight, a wholly owned subsidiary of IPH Ltd.
buyer parent: Leonard Green & Partners, L.P.
buyer: CPA Global
Based in the Channel Islands, CPA Global is the world’s leading IP management and technology company. They offer customers The IP Platform: delivering integrated Innovation and IP Portfolio software, services and insights across the entire Idea Lifecycle. "
seller parent: IPH Limited
seller: Practice Insight
Filing Analytics combines datasets from patent offices into one database. Machine learning and data augmentation are applied for the highest degree of data integrity and quality. Citation Eagle enables patent owners and attorneys to track and focus on citations of patents using one automated system.
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announced 4/2/2015 via BNC Analysis

IPH Limited, will acquire Practice Insight

synopsis: IPH Limited announced that is has agreed to buy Practice Insight Pty Ltd. Practice Insight has created a consolidated relational database of over 90% of the world's patent and trade mark data.
buyer: IPH Limited (ASX:IPH:$163.07)
IPH Limited is the holding company of Spruson & Ferguson, one of the leading intellectual property (“IP”) services firms in the Asia-Pacific region, offering a wide range of services for the protection, commercialisation, enforcement and management of IP. "
target: Practice Insight
Practice Insight has created a consolidated relational database of over 90% of the world's patent and trade mark data. Practice Insight allows users to examine and analyse most of the large-scale intellectual property databases related to the world's patent information.
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closed 8/16/2018 via BusinessWire

CPA Global, purchased IP Software Solutions from Practice Insight

synopsis: CPA Global, the Intellectual Property (IP) services and technology market leader, announces the acquisition of Filing Analytics and Citation Eagle, two leading IP data and analytics software solutions, from Practice Insight, a wholly owned subsidiary of IPH Ltd.
buyer parent: Leonard Green & Partners, L.P.
buyer: CPA Global
Based in the Channel Islands, CPA Global is the world’s leading IP management and technology company. They offer customers The IP Platform: delivering integrated Innovation and IP Portfolio software, services and insights across the entire Idea Lifecycle. "
seller parent: IPH Limited
seller: Practice Insight
Filing Analytics combines datasets from patent offices into one database. Machine learning and data augmentation are applied for the highest degree of data integrity and quality. Citation Eagle enables patent owners and attorneys to track and focus on citations of patents using one automated system.
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announced 4/2/2015 via BNC Analysis

IPH Limited, will acquire Practice Insight

synopsis: IPH Limited announced that is has agreed to buy Practice Insight Pty Ltd. Practice Insight has created a consolidated relational database of over 90% of the world's patent and trade mark data.
buyer: IPH Limited (ASX:IPH:$163.07)
IPH Limited is the holding company of Spruson & Ferguson, one of the leading intellectual property (“IP”) services firms in the Asia-Pacific region, offering a wide range of services for the protection, commercialisation, enforcement and management of IP. "
target: Practice Insight
Practice Insight has created a consolidated relational database of over 90% of the world's patent and trade mark data. Practice Insight allows users to examine and analyse most of the large-scale intellectual property databases related to the world's patent information.
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announced 4/2/2015 via BNC Analysis

IPH Limited, will acquire WiseTime

synopsis: IPH Limited announced that is has agreed to buy WiseTime Pty Ltd. WiseTime has developed a unique suite of programmes for use by external workers, not only in the IP community, but in a wide range of professional services businesses where activity tracking is required
buyer: IPH Limited (ASX:IPH:$163.07)
IPH Limited is the holding company of Spruson & Ferguson, one of the leading intellectual property (“IP”) services firms in the Asia-Pacific region, offering a wide range of services for the protection, commercialisation, enforcement and management of IP. "
target: WiseTime
WiseTime has developed a unique suite of programmes for use by external workers, not only in the IP community, but in a wide range of professional services businesses where activity tracking is required.
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closed 11/14/2018 via BusinessWire

Corsearch, acquired Yellow Brand Protection

synopsis: Corsearch Inc., a premier provider of clearance and protection solutions for trademark and brand professionals, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Yellow Brand Protection AB of Sweden, a leading global provider of online anti-counterfeiting and brand protection services.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: Corsearch
Corsearch is a premier provider of clearance and protection solutions for trademark and brand professionals. Its high-quality, intuitive tools and unparalleled expertise enable professionals to effectively manage their trademark screening, search review, watching, and domain management processes. "
target: Yellow Brand Protection
Yellow Brand Protection is a leading global provider of online anti-counterfeiting and brand protection services. Operating from offices across Europe, USA and China, Yellow’s disruptive technology, “ZERO” seeks to identify and combat IP-infringing content found anywhere in the world, online.
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closed 5/30/2018 via PE Hub

Castik Capital S.à r.l., acquired Ipan Group

synopsis: Warburg Pincus, a leading global private equity firm focused on growth investing, announced the sale of Munich-based ipan Group, one of the leading providers of IP management services and software, to Castik Capital.
buyer: Castik Capital S.à r.l.
Founded in 2014, Castik Capital is based in Luxembourg and focuses on identifying and developing investment opportunities across Europe. Castik Capital is a European multi-strategy investment manager acquiring significant ownership positions in European private and public companies. "
target parent: Warburg Pincus
target: Ipan Group
Munich-based Ipan group (Intellectual Property Associates Network), is a leading provider of IP management services and software, supporting the largest IP owners around the globe.
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closed 4/6/2005 via BusinessWire

Corbis Corporation, acquired Roger Richman Agency

synopsis: Corbis, a leading provider of complete visual solutions, today announced the acquisition of The Roger Richman Agency, one of the world's best-known celebrity representation agencies, making iconic personalities available for use through Corbis.
buyer: Corbis Corporation
Corbis provides image licensing and related services used every day by publishers, advertising and design agencies, filmmakers and other creative professionals to tell their stories with impact that goes beyond words. "
target: Roger Richman Agency
The Roger Richman Agency, Inc. is the preeminent licensing agency specializing in protecting and promoting the personae of world-renowned entertainment and historic personalities. Located in Beverly Hills, CA, the Agency has operated for 26 years and is headed by Roger Richman, who pioneered celebri
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closed 10/8/2013 via AP - Associated Press

RWS Group, acquired inovia

synopsis: inovia, the leading foreign filing provider, has been acquired by RWS Group, the intellectual property support specialist and world’s top ranking patent translation company. A longtime strategic partner and investor in inovia, RWS Group’s acquisition brings together two pioneers in the global IP field and extends their resources and services.
buyer parent: RWS Holdings plc
buyer: RWS Group (AIM:RWS:$139.20)
RWS Group is one of the world's leading patent translation and search companies. It was established to provide specialist Intellectual Property translation and information services, it also has a dedicated division providing translation, documentation and localisation services to various industries."
target: inovia
inovia is one of the largest foreign patent filing providers in the world. Over 1000 companies, law firms and universities have used our online platform, inovia.com, to reduce the cost and complexity of their PCT national stage entry, European patent validation and patent translation work.
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closed 9/29/2016 via BusinessWire

Ole, acquired Compact Media

synopsis: ole announced it has acquired rights management company Compact Media in a deal that furthers ole’s commitment to delivering IP rights management services across the globe. London-based Compact Media manages Audio-Visual Secondary Rights for more than 700 clients around the world and will remain under its own brand and direction of David Johnson.
buyer: Ole
ole is one of the world’s foremost rights management companies with investments of over $500M in music intellectual property (IP). Founded in 2004, ole is engaged in IP acquisitions, creative development, and worldwide rights management. "
target: Compact Media
Serving content creators, Compact is the leading independent company that provides a global resource for ensuring long-term value of AV content rights, delivering international rights management and royalty collection.
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closed 1/22/2014 via AP - Associated Press

CPA Global, acquired Patrafee

synopsis: CPA Global, one of the world's top intellectual property (IP) management and software specialists, announced the acquisition of leading Nordic IP services provider Patrafee AB. Patrafee AB offers services and software solutions for the management of IP Rights to law firms and IP Rights holders worldwide.
buyer parent: Cinven
buyer: CPA Global
CPA Global is the world's top intellectual property management specialist, and a leading provider of legal services outsourcing. CPA Global supports many of the world's best known corporations and law firms with a range of IP and broader legal services. "
target: Patrafee
Patrafee is an intellectual property (IP) services and software company. It offers services and software solutions for the management of IP Rights to law firms and IP Rights holders worldwide. Patrafee has more than 30 years' experience of IP management as a market leader in the Nordic countries.
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closed 2/13/2019 via BusinessWire

Astorg, acquired Anaqua Inc.

synopsis: Anaqua, the leading provider of innovation and intellectual property management solutions, announced that the business will receive a significant equity investment from Astorg, a leading European private equity firm. As part of this transaction, Astorg will become the controlling shareholder of Anaqua.
buyer: Astorg
Astorg is an independent private equity group with over €8 billion of assets under management. They seek to partner with entrepreneurial management teams to acquire global companies and create value through the provision of strategic guidance, experienced governance and adequate capital. "
target parent: Insight Venture Partners
target: Anaqua Inc.
Anaqua provides integrated, end-to-end innovation & intellectual property (IP) management solutions. Its solution suite merges best practice workflows with big data analytics & tech-enabled services to create one intelligent environment designed to inform, enable and streamline IP Operations.
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announced 9/11/2019 via PR Newswire

Pixsy Inc., will acquire Binded

synopsis: Pixsy, an award-winning legal-tech service for online image protection and copyright enforcement, announced that it will acquire blockchain-based copyright registration platform Binded.com. Founded in San Francisco in 2017, Binded makes it easy for creators to protect their images.
buyer: Pixsy Inc.
Founded by photographers in 2014 to fight for the rights of artists and photographers, Pixsy is an award-winning legal-tech service for online image protection and copyright enforcement. "
target: Binded
Founded in San Francisco in 2017, Binded makes it easy for creators to protect their images. With its unique blend of integrations with the United States Copyright Office, Instagram and Twitter, Binded's mission is to democratize copyright and make creativity the world's most valuable asset.
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closed 5/4/2006 via BusinessWire

CSC, purchased Corporate Services Division from Register.com

synopsis: Register.com, a leading provider of domain name registration and Internet services, today announced the sale of its Corporate Services Division to Corporation Service Company, a privately-held firm and leading provider of financial and legal services to corporations and law firms.
buyer: CSC
Corporation Service Company, a privately-held company headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, USA, is a leading provider of legal and financial services for many of the world’s largest companies and law firms. "
seller parent: Vector Capital
seller: Register.com
Register.com, Inc. is a leading provider of global domain name registration and Internet services for businesses and consumers that wish to have a unique address and branded identity on the Internet.
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closed 9/30/2008 via PR Newswire

BirchBob International, S.A., acquired e-IP

synopsis: e-IP, LLC, which already operates the largest intellectual property portal in the world, became even bigger as it closed on the acquisition of European-based BirchBob International, S.A. IP listing business. Shortly, these listings will be added to www.TechTransferOnline.com 's thousands of available patent families.
buyer: BirchBob International, S.A.
BirchBob is a private company offering services to both technology providers and technology seekers for better performing in the global technology marketplace. "
target: e-IP
e-IP is a U.S. company that created www.TechTransferOnline.com, which serves as the online marketplace for Intellectual Property (IP) to be listed, searched, and licensed or bought. We are experts at commercializing Intellectual Property.
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closed 5/19/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Anaqua Inc., acquired Actio IP

synopsis: Anaqua, the leading innovation and intellectual property (IP) management technology provider, has acquired tech-enabled IP services company Actio IP from Acapo AS. Actio IP is a Norwegian company that develops IP management software to reduce costs and administration.
buyer parent: Astorg
buyer: Anaqua Inc.
Anaqua provides integrated, end-to-end innovation & intellectual property (IP) management solutions. Its solution suite merges best practice workflows with big data analytics & tech-enabled services to create one intelligent environment designed to inform, enable and streamline IP Operations. "
target parent: Acapo AS
target: Actio IP
Actio IP is a Norwegian company that was founded in 2009 with the goal of developing Intellectual Property (IP) management software to reduce costs and administration.
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closed 6/11/2018 via GlobeNewswire

SPi Global Solutions, acquired SCOPE e-Knowledge Center Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: SPi Global, the market-leading content technology and content solutions enterprise that provides data services and subject matter expertise to multiple industries, announced it has completed the transaction for the acquisition of Scope e-Knowledge Center, a leading provider of specialized knowledge services for publishers and information providers.
buyer: SPi Global Solutions
SPi Global is a market leading content technology and content solutions enterprise that provides data services and subject matter expertise (SME) to multiple industries such as publishing, finance, healthcare and life sciences, media and retail, research, learning, and corporates. "
target parent: Quatrro BPO Solutions (P) Ltd.
target: SCOPE e-Knowledge Center Pvt. Ltd.
Scope is an award-winning provider of outsourced, cost-effective Content Enhancement Services, Data Management Services, and Patent Research & Analytics for various clients across the globe.
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closed 8/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

MidOcean Partners, acquired Music Reports, Inc.

synopsis: MidOcean Partners, a middle market private equity firm focused on the business services and consumer sectors, has acquired Music Reports, an independent provider of music rights data, administration, and management services, from ABRY Partners and the company’s co-founders, Ronald Gertz and Douglas Brainin. 
buyer: MidOcean Partners
Established in 2003, MidOcean Partners is a premier New York-based alternative asset manager that specializes in middle market private equity and alternative credit investments. "
target parent: ABRY Partners, LLC
target: Music Reports, Inc.
Music Reports is an independent provider of music rights data, administration, and management services. Music Reports leverages its proprietary and continuously updated music and cue sheet databases, Songdex and Cuetrak, to deliver a full technology-enabled platform of advanced rights and payments.
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closed 5/15/2017 via PR Newswire

SoundExchange, acquired Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency Ltd.

synopsis: SoundExchange announced that it has acquired the Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency Ltd. (CMRRA), a music licensing collective representing the vast majority of songs recorded, sold and broadcast in Canada on behalf of music publishers.
buyer: SoundExchange
SoundExchange works at the center of digital music, developing business solutions to benefit the entire music industry. They collect and distribute digital performance royalties on behalf of more than 130,000 recording artists and master rights owners accounts and administer direct agreements. "
target: Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency Ltd.
The Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency Ltd. is a music licensing collective representing music rights holders who range in size from large multinational music publishers to individual songwriters. They own or administer the vast majority of songs recorded, sold and broadcast in Canada.
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closed 12/9/2011 via BNC Analysis

YouTube, acquired RightsFlow, Inc.

synopsis: YouTube, LLC acquired RightsFlow, Inc. RightsFlow provides technology to help identify the copyright owners of music.
buyer parent: Google Inc.
buyer: YouTube
Founded in February 2005, YouTube is a consumer media company for people to watch and share original videos worldwide through a Web experience. YouTube allows people to easily upload and share video clips on www.YouTube.com and across the Internet through websites, blogs, and e-mail. "
target parent: Originate Ventures
target: RightsFlow, Inc.
RightsFlow simplifies copyright licensing. They work for labels & distributors, artists, and music services. Their core service is mechanical licensing and royalty reporting.
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announced 6/2/2016 via PR Newswire

Chipworks will be merged with TechInsights,

synopsis: TechInsights and Chipworks announce the combination of their businesses creating a global leader in advanced technology intelligence and technology founded patent advisory services. For over 20 years, Chipworks has been a trusted patent and technology partner to the world's largest and most successful companies.
buyer parent: Electra Partners LLP
buyer: TechInsights
TechInsights is the global leader in delivering Intellectual Property (IP) consulting, patent brokerage and technical analysis. Its patent professionals help technology companies strategically align their patent portfolios with business objectives to maximize growth. "
target: Chipworks
Chipworks has been a trusted patent and technology partner to the world’s largest and most successful companies for over 20 years. Business leaders rely on Chipworks to identify and fully leverage their most valuable patents.
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announced 2/8/2012 via PE Hub

Welocalize, will acquire Park IP Translations

synopsis: Riverside Partners, a Boston based private equity firm, announced that it has come to agreement to make a significant investment in Park IP Translations, the market leader in the highly technical field of patent translation. The investment will be made through Riverside Partners’ portfolio company, Welocalize.
buyer parent: Riverside Partners, LLC.
buyer: Welocalize
Welocalize offers integrated globalization services and products for the fluid and rapid deployment of enterprise content and applications to international markets. It provides globalization consulting, translation, localization, testing solutions and enterprise translation management tools. "
target: Park IP Translations
Park IP Translations is a language services company that serves the legal intellectual property services community through translation, interpretation, and consultancy services. Park is headquartered in New York City and possesses a network of offices and supplier relationships worldwide.
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closed 6/23/2014 via PR Newswire

RPX Corporation, acquired PatentFreedom

synopsis: RPX Corporation, the leading provider of patent risk management solutions, announced its acquisition of PatentFreedom, the first provider of data, intelligence, and consulting on non-practicing entities (NPEs).
buyer: RPX Corporation (RPXC:$286.80)
RPX Corporation is the leading provider of patent risk solutions, offering defensive buying, acquisition syndication, patent intelligence, insurance services, and advisory services. RPX has introduced efficiency to the patent market by providing a rational alternative to litigation. "
target: PatentFreedom
PatentFreedom offers information and services to help companies and their outside counsel reduce the costs and risks associated with NPEs. PatentFreedom generates distinctive, actionable insight to help companies better assess and respond to the growing number of NPE enforcement actions.
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closed 6/9/2008 via PR Newswire

Cognizant Technology Solutions, acquired Strategy Software

synopsis: Cognizant a leading provider of global consulting, technology and business process services, announced the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Los Angeles, CA-based Strategic Vision Consulting, Inc., a leading management and technology consulting firm with over 60 employees serving the media and entertainment industry.
buyer: Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTSH:$16,752.00)
Cognizant is a leading provider of global IT and business process outsourcing services. Cognizant focuses on delivering strategic information technology solutions that address the complex business needs of its clients. Cognizant is a member of the NASDAQ-100 Index and the S&P 500 Index. "
target parent: Strategic Vision Consulting
target: Strategy Software
Strategy Software offers Competitor Information Management Systems (CIMS) to help you easily organize information about your unique competitive environment -- info you likely already have somewhere within the 'four walls' of your organization -- then quickly produce up-to-date, useful reports to hel
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closed 6/2/2010 via Company Press Release

Carswell, acquired Marque d'Or Inc.

synopsis: The Corporate Services business of Marque d’Or is joining Carswell. The trademark and translation services will continue to operate as a separate business under the Onscope brand. Marque d’Or offers various solutions to help incorporate and organize a new legal person, profit or non-profit, in Quebec or at the federal level.
buyer parent: Thomson Reuters
buyer: Carswell
Since 1864, Carswell has been providing the information tools and resources professionals need to better serve their customers. Carswell provides intelligent information in a range of formats, including books, looseleaf services, journals, newsletters, CD-ROMs and online. "
target: Marque d'Or Inc.
Marque d’Or offers various solutions to help incorporate and organize a new legal person, profit or non-profit, in Quebec or at the federal level. They prepare the preliminary organizational proceedings with the information available for drafting the articles of incorporation.
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