Our licensing and transactions attorneys have experience on both sides of the table, founded on knowledge in business relationships, practices, and trends in our clients’ market sectors, as well as up-to-date understanding of the relevant law. We recognize the strengths and weaknesses of the parties’ intellectual property and how that should enter into the picture, and then we provide our clients with terms that will result in a workable relationship.
"When it comes to business strategy or in regards to a deal we may have with a licensee, I go to them for advice, and it’s been a good experience.”
Because we are focused solely on IP, our deep technical knowledge allows us to analyze the market forces at play and competitors’ technologies in ways most other firms simply cannot do. We are able to project the ways a technology, industry and client’s business are likely to develop, which means we can advise ways to anticipate potential opportunities or problems. Sometimes, we are able to suggest other profitable applications for a client’s technology.
"In the acquisition conversations, we like to use them in financial transactions for the representations and disclosures. The clarity of thinking and expression of that thinking is very important."
We are known for our ability to identify, evaluate, and structure the right deal in the first place as well as for our skill in preparing and negotiating successful agreements. This might involve advising on timing of and financial terms in deals, brand protection strategies, antitrust concerns, or implications of the transactions on related company activities. We are known for being thorough, prepared negotiators who are responsive 24/7 while a deal is on-going.
"On licensing deals, they have exceeded our expectations by making themselves available to us around the clock if necessary."