Conducting Effective IP Due Diligence - Key Principles & Common Pitfalls
Intellectual property is a valuable asset for all businesses and companies. Whether this is a key brand or a critical invention, the value of these intellectual property rights, not simply in monetary terms, can be of significant importance to a business.
However, IP rights are vulnerable to invalidity, and are not always worth as much as their owner will say. It is for this reason that effective due diligence must be performed before a significant investment decision is made regarding an IP rich business.
This new half day course will examine and explore how to conduct effective IP due diligence across the full spectrum of intellectual property rights. The seminar will focus on the strengths and weaknesses of different forms of IP which should be considered during a due diligence exercise. We will look at examples of good practice in IP due diligence and some of the key things that you should look for.
It is aimed at individuals who already have a basic understanding of the key elements of intellectual property law.
What You Will Learn
This course will cover the following:
- How to determine the strength of an IP portfolio
- How to spot flaws and gaps in a portfolio that might reduce its value
- The importance of ownership in IP rights during in IP due diligence
- The meaning of a priority right and factoring this into a due diligence exercise
- The importance of IP validity, and which kinds of IP rights are most likely to survive a validity challenge
- Identifying key risks and common pitfalls to be mindful of in this area
2:00pm - 5:15pm
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