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BDC acquires val»IP

09.01.2013 - The Swiss IP consultancy company BDC - The Business Development Company acquires the business of the Austrian val»IP.

Both companies have already shared in the past the vision of improving the world by intellectual properties and the mission of adding value to IP by their services. Since the inception of val»IP the two companies have been cooperating closely in order to provide tailored and professional services for their clients. For the further development BDC acquires the business of val»IP becoming effective as of February 1, 2013.

Thomas Bereuter, the founder of val»IP, will further support clients directly or indirectly in his new function at the European Patent Academy of the European Patent Office in Munich, managing and coordinating IP education and training for academia and business, in particular.

The transfer of the business of val»IP to BDC started, of course respecting all confidentiality issues. All clients of val»IP will be contacted in January in order to inform them in more detail about the situation, to discuss their interests including final steps with the former val»IP and the potential future collaboration with BDC.

About val»IP and BDC
Like val»IP the BDC is a consultancy and service company in the field of Intellectual Property (IP) Rights for non-profit organisations as well as for small and medium sized companies with a special focus in life sciences with the following three major activities:
Technology Transfer and Brokerage
IP Strategy and Consulting
IP Handling and Administration

The USP of val»IP and BDC is to combine Intellectual Property relevant know-how with business experience. In this context both companies continuously optimized and re-engineered the different processes within the tech transfer and the IP value chain achieving increased efficiency and effectiveness.

This acquisition enables a further development of the services provided to the benefit of their clients


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