Due Diligence in Mergers, Acquisitions, and Corporate Transactions

Kevin McCabe, a director at the intellectual property law firm Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, discusses the importance of doing a proper diligence investigation before a merger, acquisition, or other significant corporate transaction. Kevin reminds us that intellectual property often constitutes a significant part of a company's valuation, and that without proper diligence many companies have found themselves without the right to make or use the intellectual property that was the very reason for the transaction in the first place. See more +
Kevin McCabe, a director at the intellectual property law firm Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, discusses the importance of doing a proper diligence investigation before a merger, acquisition, or other significant corporate transaction. Kevin reminds us that intellectual property often constitutes a significant part of a company's valuation, and that without proper diligence many companies have found themselves without the right to make or use the intellectual property that was the very reason for the transaction in the first place. He discusses the steps taken in a successful intellectual property investigation, and how things have changed under the new regime created by the America Invents Act.

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Topics:  America Invents Act, Copyright, Due Diligence, Patent Reform, Patents, Trademarks

Published In: Intellectual Property Updates

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