Due Diligence

Due diligence activities can include searches to verify ownership or chain of title, freedom to operate, validity of various IP rights, or many other questions which might contribute to valuation of IP.  Another consulting service we can provide is to advise clients in grooming or preparing their IP portfolio to undergo a due diligence or a particular type of transaction.

One of the key areas in which companies sometimes desire to conduct due diligence activities is to conduct searches or obtain strategic advice around the scope , breadth or validity of the intellectual property rights of competitors.  Competitive IP intelligence is used in many ways, from assessing the strength of a competitor’s IP position in a particular technology or even perhaps valuing the IP aspect of a takeover transaction of a competitor , through to perhaps even just conducting a watch of competitive IP activity to understand what is going on in the industry or industries of interest to you.