Many companies have identified significant untapped value and new sources of additional revenue streams. Others have identified their IP assets as growth drivers and potential cornerstones to mergers and acquisitions.
As part of our counseling activities, we regularly advise on patentability, validity and freedom to operate issues, provide opinions, conduct due diligence and address other issues connected with corporate mergers and acquisitions, and handle litigation support.
We render hundreds of opinions a year ranging from a single opinion on a specific patent to providing long-term, ongoing counseling on complex patent portfolios or litigation. We routinely address patent validity, enforceability, misuse, design-around issues, licensing potential, IP contract drafting and enforcement, and export controls. We regularly partner with our clients’ legal, business, and technical staffs to identify the potential for risk and reward, from idea to revenue-generating portfolios.
Leveraging patents, trade secrets, or portions of an IP portfolio can generate revenue streams, open new markets, or shut down competitors. We have advised leading corporations and other innovative companies in virtually every type of IP-related transaction. We have helped clients set up and run licensing programs that have generated significant revenue streams, and we have worked with clients to pool patents and deal with standards issues. Our legal and technical experience and our background in the business of exploiting technology and IP assets bring our clients a strategic advantage.