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Intellectual Property, Entertainment, and Technology Protection

Mergers, Acquisitions, and Divestitures

Because intellectual property confers valuable business advantages, entities often seek to buy or sell technology or other intellectual property assets.  The transfer of rights and interests in intellectual property may occur in a variety of situations, such as the creation of a product distribution network, an asset purchase arrangement, a joint venture agreement, or a corporate merger. We routinely assist our clients in the transfer of patent, trademark, copyright, and other proprietary rights through mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures,  licenses, and other strategic business transactions. 

We regularly represent buyers, sellers, financial institutions, and venture capitalists in such transactions.  We provide our clients with due diligence on the value, legal status, validity, enforceability, and utility of the intellectual property at issue, negotiate with opposing parties to achieve favorable terms, and then draft the documents necessary to complete the transactions. 

Our lawyers have considerable experience with intellectual property transfers  in a variety of industries and technologies, including computer hardware, software, business methods, biotechnology, chemical, electrical, traditional and internet retailers, food and beverage, and media and communications.