Technology IP Due Diligence

Identifying, Protecting and Exploiting a Company’s Most Valuable Assets in M&As, Licensing, Purchases and Other Collaborations

Thursday, June 21, 2007

About

Failing to conduct a proper IP due diligence review can cost a company millions!

Because intellectual property assets are so central to extending a product’s time on the market, warding off competitors, and producing a constant revenue stream, neglecting to detect problems with a potential partner’s or acquisition target’s IP could nullify the purpose of the transaction…and cost millions.

Protect the company’s investments through effective due diligence reviews

American Conference Institute has been a leader in technology licensing conferences for years, and the pharmaceutical and biotech industries have come to rely on ACI for the premier IP Due Diligence event for their sector. Now, ACI brings its expertise in high-quality, expert-level intellectual property events to the general tech sector with this publication from Technology IP Due Diligence. Get the tools you need to evaluate fully the strengths and weakness of an IP portfolio, and learn how to overcome problems that the diligence uncovers.

Contents & Contributors

About

Failing to conduct a proper IP due diligence review can cost a company millions!

Because intellectual property assets are so central to extending a product’s time on the market, warding off competitors, and producing a constant revenue stream, neglecting to detect problems with a potential partner’s or acquisition target’s IP could nullify the purpose of the transaction…and cost millions.

Protect the company’s investments through effective due diligence reviews

American Conference Institute has been a leader in technology licensing conferences for years, and the pharmaceutical and biotech industries have come to rely on ACI for the premier IP Due Diligence event for their sector. Now, ACI brings its expertise in high-quality, expert-level intellectual property events to the general tech sector with this publication from Technology IP Due Diligence. Get the tools you need to evaluate fully the strengths and weakness of an IP portfolio, and learn how to overcome problems that the diligence uncovers.

Contents & Contributors

TAILORING DUE DILIGENCE EFFORTS TO DIFFERENCE TYPES OF IP
Jason Reyes, EMC Corporation

DEVELOPING AND IMPLEMENTING DUE DILIGENCE METHODOLOGY
Tom M. Moran, Foley & Lardner LLP

ASSEMBLING AND MANAGING A DUE DILIGENCE TEAM THAT CAN DETECT POTENTIAL PROBLEMS
Daniel A. Crowe, Bryan Cave LLP

ASSEMBLING AND MANAGING AN IP DUE DILIGENCE TEAM THAT CAN DETECT POTENTIAL PROBLEMS
Patrick D. Ertel, Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

IP DUE DILIGENCE: FUNCTIONALITY AND FREEDOM-TO-OPERATE
Emily Miao, Ph.D., McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP IP DUE DILIGENCE: OWNERSHIP
Tamsen Valoir, Ph.D., Baker & McKenzie LLP

PREVENTING ADVERSE FINDINGS FROM TERMINATING THE DEAL
John D. Carlin, Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto

PRESERVING THE ATTORNEY/CLIENT PRIVILEGE AND ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS WHEN CONDUCTING DUE DILIGENCE
Glen P. Belvis, Brinks Hofer Gibson & Lione

EXAMINING AND DRAFTING LICENSES TO EFFECTUATE BUSINESS OBJECTIVES
Dominique Babin, L-3 Communications MAPPS Inc., Megan D. Dortenzo, Thompson Hine LLP
Earl J. LaFontaine, Brooks Kushman P.C.

SPINNING OFF TECHNOLOGY-WHEN A NEW IP LICENSE IS NEEDED TO CLOSE THE DEAL
Megan D. Dortenzo, Thompson Hine LLP

GETTING YOUR “IP HOUSE” IN ORDER: PROTECTING EXISTING IP AND USING IP ASSETS TO INCREASE THE COMPANY’S WORTH
Michael L. Kiklis, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Christine Lam, Juniper Networks

WHAT VC’S CARE ABOUT IN IP DILIGENCE
James G. Gatto, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

IP DUE DILLIGENCE FOR VC FINANCING – RISK MANAGEMENT QUESTIONS
Rajiv P. Patel, Fenwick & West LLP

DUE DILIGENCE OF ISPS AND E-BUSINESSES
Michael R. Graif, Venable LLP

INTEGRATION OPTIMIZATION VIA BETTER DUE DILIGENCE: RIDDLES, TRAIN WRECKS & RECCOMONDATIONS
Henry W. “Hank” Jones, III, Law Offices of Henry W. Jones, III



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