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IP Due Diligence

What is intellectual property due diligence?

IP due diligence is, essentially, an audit to assess the quantity and the quality of IP assets owned by, or licensed to, a company or individual. It is typically carried out by the prospective purchaser of the target company. It can also be of use to a seller who wants to assess the value of their IP to develop the best strategy for a future transaction, such as a business sale or licensing deal. In addition, this service can also be helpful for any owner of industrial property rights who wishes to audit their assets, regardless of the purchase/sale situation.

What are the advantages of IP due diligence?

Due diligence is a service that can help organize and increase the potential of a business. Thus, IP due diligence is part of the portfolio audit process carried by sellers or purchasers, helping companies to increase management efficiency in this area. It provides the following advantages:

 

  • It helps in the identification of formal or substantive problems with IP rights.

  • It allows for timely correction of any deviations, before the implementation of a deal between companies.

  • It prevents the deal from being null and void or devalued buy the purchaser due to unidentified problems.

How can I assess an IP value?

IP assessment is something that you can leave safely in our hands. Once the process begins, our team of specialists will plan a roadmap of your IP, which will include the information needed to identify:

 

  • All of your IP assets

  • The identity of the inventor or rights holder

  • The scope of protection of every right

  • The actual IP value in the market in question

 

This document, in addition to being an excellent strategic tool, will be highly useful in the IP negotiation - something that Inventa International has extensive experience and competence in. If you want to learn more about due diligence, please contact our services directly.

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