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Intellectual Property and it's relation to Mergers & Acquisitions
 

Intellectual Property and it's relation to Mergers & Acquisitions

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By Casey Griffith

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    Intellectual Property and it's relation to Mergers & Acquisitions Intellectual Property and it's relation to Mergers & Acquisitions Presentation Transcript

    • Intellectual PropertyDue Diligence Issues inMergers and Acquisitions Casey Griffith Partner Klemchuk Kubasta LLP
    • Due DiligenceWhat am I buying?
    • Due Diligence• What rights does the target company own?• What rights will you acquire?
    • Due Diligence• What rights does the target company own? • Ownership disputes • Owner or licensee • Strength of rights • What is covered? • Geographic limitations? • Temporal limitations?
    • Due Diligence• What rights does the target company own? • Validity concerns • Reexamination or litigation • Enforceability concerns • Laches • Litigation • Past, Present, and Future
    • Due Diligence• What rights does the target company own?• What rights will you acquire?
    • Due Diligence• What rights will you acquire? • Can the target’s IP affect your existing IP rights? • Has the target licensed its IP? • What are the terms? • Good deal? • Expiration? • Exclusive / Nonexclusive?