In an acquisition, IP due diligence can enable a buyer to make an appropriate offer, negotiate a lower price, or cancel an undesirable deal before it’s too late. A seller can determine whether it can deliver all the rights the buyer wants to purchase, remedy chain of title issues, strengthen its IP portfolio, if necessary, obtain necessary assignments, licenses or transition agreements, and appropriately tailor its representations, warranties and indemnification obligations in the purchase agreement.
At a strategic level, Munck Wilson Mandala’s IP due diligence can help you understand how the applicable IP assets relate to your business objectives, the strength of your portfolio, and the IP positions of competitors.
If you are contemplating a commercial transaction, you need to have a thorough understanding of the value and risks associated with the transfer of your intangible assets. Whether looking to buy, sell, or evaluate, an intellectual property portfolio, Munck Wilson Mandala has extensive experience with the due diligence required for the transaction.
Our attorney team provides intellectual property due diligence services including identifying, assessing, and evaluating intellectual property assets in mergers, acquisitions or intellectual property sales. Measuring the portfolio’s value – which may include patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, brand names, and domain names – before contracts are signed, avoids pitfalls after the acquisition.
By leveraging Munck Wilson Mandala’s due diligence services, clients save time and expenses during significant business dealings. Whether for a transaction, an acquisition, or disposal of IP asset, or an important commercial transaction involving IP, our attorney team can conduct due diligence on the IP to support the transaction, including preparing or responding to IP due diligence questionnaires, reviewing IP contracts such as licenses or collaborations, checking entitlement of the IP, formalities and encumbrances on that IP.