IP LICENSING AND TRANSACTIONS
Maximize the value of your intellectual property.
We provide expertise in licensing of all types of intellectual property assets, including patents and technology, trademarks and corporate brands, and portfolios of copyrighted material. We employ a systematic, comprehensive approach to commercializing intellectual property for our clients. In licensing negotiations, we work to minimize client risk while maximizing intellectual property value over the long term.
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The IP expertise you need for your technology transaction
Intellectual Property Transfers
One common method for transferring intellectual property rights from one party to another is through an “assignment” of those rights. An assignment is a transfer of rights between a transferring party (the “assignor”) to a receiving party (the “assignee”). In an assignment, all of the rights held by the assignor are given to the assignee. Assignments are used to convey all types of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, etc. In fact, many forms of intellectual property can (and often are) conveyed in the same assignment document.
Attending to the Details
Assignments of intellectual property often have very specific requirements that must be met to make them valid. For example, the assignment document often must include key language or provisions to ensure that the assignment is valid. Additionally, it may be necessary to publicly record the assignment before it is valid with respect to third parties. This may be an issue if two competing parties assert ownership of the same IP that was acquired by assignment. Our firm regularly prepares and records assignments for various types of intellectual property and can assist you with addressing these and other IP transfer issues.
Likewise, various complex legal requirements must be attended to in the licensing of intellectual property. Our firm regularly negotiates and prepares license agreements for various types of intellectual property. While every license agreement has basic requirements to be valid, our practice is to suit the license to the needs and circumstances.
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