Intellectual Property in Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions: The New 800 Pound Gorilla?
J. Derek Mason from Oblon, Spivak is the featured speaker at the above luncheon. In the world of mergers and acquisitions, many factors must be considered, particularly in the due diligence phase of the deal. In recent years, intellectual property has become an increasingly important factor in such deals. In many corporate deals, the IP involved is of such importance that it becomes the controlling factor in whether the deal moves forward or dies, underscoring the need for early and thorough IP due diligence in planning for and executing corporate mergers and acquisitions. This entertaining talk will discuss the importance of IP in these types of corporate transactions, and will provide an outline for preparing for, and carrying out, the IP due diligence process, from either side of the table.