IP-Focused M&A: What Investors and Businesses Need to Know

March 10, 2009 – March 11, 2009

In the not-too-distant past, IP was often an M&A "deal-breaker"—something that could kill a transaction as opposed to facilitate it. Today, IP is often the basis for doing a deal. How an investor understands a target’s intellectual assets and its competitors’ (i.e. the market place) is key to success. The investor should also consider the implications of out- or in-licensing; selling or buying patents; a roll-up with other portfolio companies; and whether the IP has been under-utilized or misunderstood.

Join us as we discuss market valuation and strategy before and after a patent-centric transaction, as well as branding and content concerns.

Ropes & Gray Speakers

Edward G. Black
Senior Counsel - Technology Strategy Leader
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