SE-KB.22c -M&A: IP Due Diligence

These days, the most important group of assets of a company is often its intellectual property (“IP”), which includes patents, trademarks, trade dress, copyrights, trade secrets, domain names and other proprietary information and materials. Due to its mercurial nature, IP requires special consideration and attention in acquisition transactions, whether as part of an asset purchase, […]

SE-KB.3 -Protecting Intellectual Property: Overview

For US businesses in the entertainment or high-tech industries, the value of intellectual property (“IP”) is obvious. They realize that their entire business relies on the protection and exploitation of their IP assets. However, all businesses have IP – though many do not adequately identify or protect theirs. What is IP? Technically speaking, IP is […]