IP Issues in Business Transactions
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Many corporate transactions have intellectual property (IP) aspects that require careful consideration. Advance planning is critical to maximize value and minimize potential liability in mergers, acquisitions, and financing transactions that involve businesses that own or license patents, trademarks, copyright, trade secrets, and/or technology.
Morgan Lewis IP lawyers regularly:
- Work closely with the firm’s business lawyers to prepare and negotiate agreements and licenses that address IP issues in a wide range of merger, acquisition, financing, and other corporate transactions.
- Work with the firm’s tax lawyers to counsel companies on how to structure transactions to minimize federal, state, and foreign tax liabilities.
- Evaluate the IP assets and potential liabilities of acquisition targets and correct defects in titles.