Licensing And Transactions
Intellectual property assets and patents are economic tools that serve many functions: to exclude competition, maximize price, gain market share, slow price erosion, generate revenue, structure funding and position a company for a merger, acquisition, strategic alliance, or joint venture.
Bilicki Law assists our clients in identifying the endgame for their company’s IP portfolio, and offering advice and counseling on when a transfer of their IP rights, whether by way of license or assignment, may best serve the company’s overall goals, as well as those for a particular IP asset or group of IP assets. In such cases, we assist our clients with negotiating the terms of the license or assignment agreement and draft such agreements to effectuate the client’s goals.
How Our Experience Can Help You Make Smart IP Protection Decisions
We have experience with both domestic and international transfer of technology and other IP rights, handling licensing work outside the context of litigation and within the context of resolving disputes. Our attorneys are experienced in drafting and negotiating patent licenses, as well as trademark and copyright licensing.
In financing transactions, we assist clients in clearing and perfecting title to pledged IP assets and in valuing the IP assets in order to obtain the maximum funding desired.
Intellectual property assets, unlike tangible assets, require patentees to take a more active role with lenders in the valuation process. We have worked with leading economists in the valuation of clients’ IP portfolios, the establishment of royalty rates, and the development of return on investment models for new business ventures built around clients’ developing technology.
In acquisitions, we perform due diligence to identify and evaluate the IP assets of the target, so as to help clients gain their strongest advantages in negotiations.
Likewise, successful strategic alliances, mergers and joint ventures require a thorough understanding of IP issues that often are drivers of the potential strategic business relationship.
We Can Help Companies All Over The World
Bilicki Law offers its international clients advice on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, as well as the formation of joint ventures with companies in Europe and in Asia. Post acquisition, we work with our clients to integrate the target’s IP assets into the client’s overall portfolio and develop a streamlined, cost-effective, bottom-line enhancing and global IP strategy. We also provide risk management advice regarding disputes over IP assets that arise from corporate transactions.
Contact Us To Retain Our Services
For the past 24 years, Bilicki Law has become a trusted name in intellectual property law. We use our skills and experience every day to help businesses in New York and all over the country and world. Let us protect what’s next for your company. Call our office in Jamestown at 716-664-5600 or contact us online to schedule a meeting.