April 11, 2021

Volume XI, Number 101

Is It Worth It? Effective and Practical Strategies for Due Diligence - Part I

Due diligence investigations can seem daunting at the beginning, whether you are a potential seller or the acquirer of an IP portfolio.  Where do you start, and what is the critical information that you rapidly need to obtain or provide?  In our first session of two, we will provide an overview of the IP due diligence process, addressing both U.S. and European considerations for prospective buyers and sellers.

Topics to be discussed include:

  •   Getting ready for business opportunities involving IP considerations

  •   Freedom to Operate - identifying risks vs. demonstrating sophistication

  •   Scope/validity/enforcement - strength and scope of asset coverage

  • Ownership/transferability - identifying risks vs. demonstrating clear title