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Intellectual Property

IP rights are often our clients’ most valuable assets.  We provide advice and counseling to our clients about licensing deals, the purchase and sale of IP, and the enforcement and registration of IP rights.  We also serve as advocates on behalf of our clients in IP-related disputes.

Licensing and Technology Transactions

Intellectual Property

In today’s business world, intellectual property rights are increasingly the most important assets held by a company.  We advise clients in a variety of contexts to acquire the IP they need to operate their businesses, and to preserve and maximize the value of the IP they already own.

The in-depth experience our business lawyers have in complex transactions enables us to assist our clients — as both IP licensors and licensees — with negotiations and deal structuring, and in connection with business acquisitions, financings, joint ventures and strategic alliances involving IP.

Experience

We regularly provide advice and counseling in the licensing and transfer of the following:

  • Patents, know-how and trade secrets;
  • Software and hardware;
  • Copyrights and other content (audio, video, graphic interfaces); and
  • Trademarks, service marks and trade dress.

IP licensing and transfer issues can arise in a variety of situations.  Our lawyers provide advice (and due diligence review) for:

  • Business acquisitions and sales;
  • Bank credit facilities and other financings secured by IP;
  • Private equity transactions involving IP-dependent businesses; and
  • Joint ventures, strategic alliances and other collaboration/development agreements involving IP.

Intellectual Property

IP rights are often our clients’ most valuable assets.  We provide advice and counseling to our clients about licensing deals, the purchase and sale of IP, and the enforcement and registration of IP rights.  We also serve as advocates on behalf of our clients in IP-related disputes.