IP Due Diligence

Having transactional lawyers, patent attorneys and trade mark attorneys under one roof gives us a real advantage

Our patent attorneys use their deep scientific and technical knowledge to interrogate the intellectual property rights being bought or sold, whether that’s acting for a buyer and determining whether the IP rights cover the target company’s key products and inventions, or acting for a seller and testing the strength of the intellectual property portfolio.

Our overarching objective is to provide commercially valuable advice during the due diligence process. That advice might include assessing the ease of designing around a potentially problematic patent or providing an opinion on validity, or on other issues such as priority entitlement and ownership.

Our transactional lawyers are experienced at drafting and negotiating intellectual property warranties and other supporting documentation. Working hand-in-glove with our patent and trade mark attorneys, the team makes sure that any risks or issues identified during the IP due diligence process are addressed in the deal documentation.

For more information, please see our Guide to Intellectual Property in association with the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association.