Due diligence is an investigation of a business prior to a transaction. In the field of IP, we typically need to assess a company’s IP portfolio and/or product(s).
In assessing the IP portfolio, you will need to know the status of patents and applications, entitlement, and validity. In assessing products, you will need to know the scope of protection provided by the company’s IP portfolio, and the company’s freedom-to-operate.
As the value of technology, innovation and brands continues to grow, patents, trade marks and other IP rights represent aspect of this work. We have the necessary breadth of expertise to handle these areas.
We have advised a wide range of clients from multinationals to private companies and spinouts.
We work alongside other professionals involved in such transactions, including solicitors, in-house legal teams, accountants, investment banks, private equity houses and venture capitalists.