Acquisition of Patent Portfolio’s – Mergers and acquisitions
A merger is the combination of two companies, that form a new company using one corporate name. In an acquisition (takeover) one company acquires the shares of the target company.
Whatever the motives of such a consolidation are, implications for the IP Portfolio’s need consideration. Are the portfolio’s complimentary to each other? Is overlap in protection present, making substantial cost-savings attainable, by abandoning superfluous IP rights? Integration of IP rights should result in stronger protection of commercial interests. A new IP portfolio strategy may include moving all IP to an existing or new IP holding company, to optimize the benefits of a consolidated IP ownership.
Whatever the strategy, substantive IP Portfolio’s require a thorough investigation into the titles, ownership, validity, strength and commercial relevance before a new strategy can be executed. We are happy to assist in reviewing IP to increase the commercial value of the consolidation and optimize cost.
Manager IP Portfolio AIPEX