Experienced IP Due Diligence Teams
For over 10 years, The Small Patent Law Group attorneys have been supporting or leading IP due diligence teams in mergers, acquisitions and equity investments for large national and international companies. These acquisitions and investments have ranged in size from less than 1 million dollars to over 2 billion dollars in value of the acquired/merger target.
Systematic & Well Defined Due Diligence Process
The Small Patent Law Group follows a systematic and well defined due diligence process in order to identify risk and opportunity associated with the intellectual property of a potential target. To assess risk, SPLG investigates potential infringement of third party patents, transferability of primary agreements, ownership of key technologies and encumbrances on intellectual property. The Small Patent Law Group works closely with the business team throughout the due diligence investigation to provide feedback to validate /challenge the business model, quantifying exposure to third party patents, ensure its technology supports revenue projections, as well as verifying ownership and patent coverage for key technologies.
Help To Mitigate Risk
The Small Patent Law Group remains deeply involved through the negotiation process to complete the transaction agreement, as well as through completion of conditions to close, and seeks ways to mitigate risk through the transaction.
Detailed Due Diligence Reporting
At the conclusion of the due diligence process, The Small Patent Law Group provides well-defined take-aways that highlight and outline issues to be tracked through integration. SPLG provides a detailed report explaining key intellectual property issues as well as observations regarding the target’s past intellectual property process and culture. SPLG remains involved through the integration process, post closing, to resolve outstanding intellectual property issues, to complete the integration process quickly and efficiently in an effort to best align newly acquired intellectual property with the client’s business goals and objectives