Williams Mullen’s IP team provides critical assistance during mergers, acquisitions and private equity deals to ensure that all parties understand the value of a company’s intangible assets. These assets, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets can also be key drivers in a company’s M&A strategy. Conducting proper IP due diligence can help companies avoid or minimize costly mistakes.

Williams Mullen’s IP team provides critical assistance during mergers, acquisitions and private equity deals to ensure that all parties understand the value of a company’s intangible assets. These assets, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets can also be key drivers in a company’s M&A strategy. Conducting proper IP due diligence can help companies avoid or minimize costly mistakes.

Our attorneys help companies with the following activities associated with IP Due Diligence:

  • Conducting a thorough investigation and examination of intellectual property assets, to determine ownership rights and the quality of the assets
  • Evaluating potential liabilities, such as intellectual property infringement matters
  • Assisting purchasers in rectifying problems with portfolios of intellectual property being acquired
  • Resolving IP ownership issues before significant investment is made

 

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Represented outdoor patio furniture manufacturer in arbitration over client's alleged failure to pay royalties, pursuant to a patent license agreement between the parties.