IP due diligence is essentially an audit to assess the quality and value of intellectual property assets owned by, or used by a company, business or individual. In terms of mergers and acquisitions, thorough IP due diligence will be conducted by a buyer's legal team to assess the validity of the deal. An IP due diligence is a part of the due diligence process. In this deep investigation is conducted to understand the value of the intellectual property portfolio of the target company before a merger or an acquisition. This portfolio includes all the intangible assets such as patents, trademarks, copyrights, software, designs, processes, etc.
An IP due diligence is mandatory before making a purchase of the intellectual property, a merger or acquisition. It is a very important part of the due diligence process, especially in the case of companies that have a vast portfolio of intellectual property.
Zellentin & Partner's attorneys have extensive experience in preparing appropriate IP due diligence valuations and will assist you in the purchase, sale and licensing of intellectual property (IP) rights.