• Patent Issues Relating to Acquisitions: Conducting Intellectual Property Due Diligence
  • November 4, 2004 | Authors: Pavan K. Agarwal; Stephen B. (Steve) Maebius
  • Law Firm: Foley & Lardner LLP - Washington Office
  • Thorough and comprehensive Intellectual Property (IP) due diligence requires much more than compiling a listing of the company's IP assets. Rather, IP due diligence requires assessing the strength of the company's IP rights in the marketplace, the strength of the competitors' rights in the marketplace, and the effect of the IP on the base company's products and other IP rights.