In many of today's mergers, acquisitions, public or private funding transactions, joint ventures, partnerships, and licensing transactions, intellectual property and the nature of those rights plays a key role. Understanding intellectual property and how to assess the scope, enforceability and risk/reward issues surrounding such transactions can often make the difference between intelligent risk management as opposed to taking undue risk.
Our lawyers are well-experienced to assist key business managers in assessing the intellectual property issues surrounding those transactions. A knowledge of intellectual property law is required in order to best serve the interests of clients, from valuing intellectual property assets to understanding the business landscape in which those assets are deployed.
At W|N we also specialize in client counseling matters such as defensive opinions of non-infringement and patent invalidity, design around strategies to avoid infringement, and offensive infringement opinions.
Whether a transactional or client counseling matter involves microbiology, electronics, medical or dental devices, nanotechnology, chemical or pharmaceutical compositions, software, or e-commerce and business methods, our attorneys have the scientific background and training to understand these technologies as well as the legal implications of the intellectual property rights employed to protect them.