Our Licensing & Transactions attorneys are accomplished in helping clients formulate and execute many kinds of technology-based transactions. Having been on both sides of the table, we bring to bear experience in business relationships, practices and trends in our clients’ market sectors, and an up-to-date knowledge of the relevant law.
We have negotiated numerous kinds of deals and have drafted the supporting documents and provided after-deal servicing and counsel. An IP transaction has a life that does not end when the ink is dry, and we are there to nurture it when needed.
We also recognize that getting a deal done means being effective with the people on the other side of the table. We understand the strengths and weaknesses of the parties’ intellectual property and how that should enter into the picture, and then we provide our clients with terms that will result in a workable relationship.
TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE BASE
Because we are focused solely on IP, our deep technical experience allows us to analyze the market forces at play and competitors’ technologies in ways most other firms simply cannot do. We are able to project the ways a technology, industry and client’s business are likely to develop. Often, this enables us to suggest ways to anticipate potential opportunities or problems. Sometimes, we are able to suggest other profitable applications for a client’s technology as well as warn of potential pitfalls that may lie ahead.
SUPPORT FOR BUSINESS GOALS
Transactions do not take place in a vacuum. We place a premium on understanding our clients’ business objectives right from the start so we can effectively integrate their IP strategies—including transactions—into a plan for meeting those goals. Business context is foundational to effective transactions.
We are known for our ability to identify, evaluate and structure the right deal in the first place as well as for our skill in preparing and negotiating successful agreements. Because we know the difference between a good deal and a good agreement, our goal is to give our clients both at the end of the day. The result is an agreement that makes sense and meets goals.
Familiar with the driving issues in our clients’ industries, business-focused and able to spot the nuances of both science and law, we are known for our ability to extract high value for our clients. We don’t simply copy the technical terms into boilerplate documents; we shape each situation to match a client’s industry and long range business needs.
EXPERIENCE IN ALL FORMS OF AGREEMENTS
Our group has successfully structured and negotiated a wide range of IP-related deals, small and large. We treat each transaction with the appropriate level of attention. A small deal is not blown into an oversized project, and we strive to keep the big, complex deal manageable.