Intellectual Property Valuation
A key factor in the valuation of a target company, for example, in connection with an acquisition or merger, is intellectual property valuation, or the value of any intellectual property owned by the target company. Intellectual property (including inventions, patent applications, patents, trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights, licensed-in technology, licensed-out technology, and the like) can account for a large percentage of a target company's value. Conversely, exposure to claims of patent infringement, trademark infringement or assertions of trade secret misappropriation can detract from the value of a target company.
As an intellectual property law firm, we assist clients with intellectual property valuation to determine whether a target company has intellectual property assets and to what extent the assets are protected. We also assist in determining whether the target company has actual or potential intellectual property liabilities or impediments to marketing its products or services. In this role, we work closely with securities and corporate lawyers to put together a complete due diligence package for clients.