As your key differentiator and driver of success, your intellectual property—including patents, proprietary technology, brands, media, data and trade secrets—is a critical component of any business transaction.
While your IP portfolio matures, building a strategy around when and how to potentially monetize your assets is important in mapping your IP lifecycle. Whether you consider the purchase, sale or sharing of IP, or seek a restructuring, merger or acquisition, spin-off or financing, it’s critical to have a team by your side that understands not only the legal considerations of the deal, but also the nuances of your industry, business and competition. Our team of lawyers will advocate relentlessly on your behalf through all stages of a transaction and during negotiations at the deal table.
From the beginning, we make the process easier for you by handling due diligence around the IP involved, identifying and quickly resolving any critical legal or business issues before moving ahead to the next phase of the deal. We bring deep technical understanding and sharp business acumen to strategic transactions involving IP, maximizing the value of your intangible assets while minimizing risk to get the deal done on time and on budget.
We operate across practices and geographies to bring you a winning combination of experience and knowledge, including key collaborations with our industry-leading corporate, tax and regulatory practices. We also provide insightful counsel, rooted in significant experience, around the licensing of key assets across a number of technology areas, such as life sciences, healthcare, software and cloud computing, automotive and transportation, financial services, and medical devices, among others.
We are skilled at high-stakes negotiations and driven to help you achieve your business goals. Publications and ratings agencies such as Chambers Global, Chambers USA and The Best Lawyers in America have recognized McDermott as leading IP practitioners.