IP Due Diligence
- Key issues in an IP due diligence
- Process, milestones and strategies
- Evaluating an IP due diligence: due diligence reports, typical risks, how to minimise the risks
- IP provisions in acquisition contracts
- Dos and don'ts in an IP due diligence
- Best practices from the perspective of an industrial corporation
Aims and objectivesAcquisitions and divestments of businesses normally involve an IP due diligence. Those participating in an IP due diligence need to know what has to be done from the first contact to the integration of the target. Our speakers will discuss strategies for an IP due diligence and how you can evaluate them. You will learn how an IP due diligence can be conducted efficiently as well as the IP provisions you need to pay attention to in acquisition contracts. Benefit from the experiences of a leading industry corporation and take away best practice examples for conducting an IP due diligence!
- Patent validity, enforceability and scope; ownership; freedom to operate; (threatened) litigation
- Software ownership; valid licensing-in; exclusive licensing-out; Open Source Software topics
- Trade secrets (protective measures)
- Trademark issues (overview)
- Data request questionnaire; Responses and data room disclosure
- IP expert session
- Contract negotiations
- Signing; closing, integration
- Asset deal vs. share deal
- Reps and Warranties/Disclosures
- Purpose and content of due diligence reports
- Typical IP risks and mitigation measures
- Know-how protection and non-disclosure agreements
- Typical problems in an IP due diligence
- Dos and don'ts in an IP due diligence
M&A Counsel in the patent department of Siemens AG since 2011. In this function he conducts international Patent Due Diligence processes and counsels the Siemens business divisions Geschäftsbereiche with regard to international acquisitions of smaller and larger companies and with regard to Joint Venture projects. As Head of Patents and Standards Martin Bodi provides advice on patent relevant subjects in the sphere of technical standardisation.
Barbara Reilly has been working at Siemens Legal in Munich as Senior Legal Counsel since December of 2000. She co-heads Siemens' global Technology Practice Group with about 200 members from Siemens' legal and patent departments. She is specialized in the area of IP- und IT-law, including IP and IT issues in M&A transactions, international R&D arrangements and software topics, such as Open Source Software. She received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington DC. Before joining Siemens, she worked in the legal departments of Schering AG and Krone AG in Berlin.
Phone: +49 89 4803-4444
Fax: +49 89 4488-277
"I got a deeper insight into IP and some very good tools to handle IP due diligence going forward. What I liked most about this event: the little group, the exercices."
Alk Abello A/S, Hoersholm (Denmark)
"The course has met my expectations. What I liked most about this event: very good to have time for exercices."
Marel Townsend Further Processing B.V., Boxmeer (The Netherlands)
"The course has met my expectations."
Ipsilon IP, Bourg-la-Reine (France)
"The course has met my expectations. What I liked most about this event: the practical training."
Botti & Ferrari S.r.L., Milano (Italy)
"The course has met my expectations. I liked most the subject matter."
Rolls-Royce plc, Derby (United Kingdom)
"What I liked most about this event: I think it has somewhat changed my focus on what is important."
LEO Pharma A/S, Ballerup (Denmark)
"I liked the workshop and the event format."
"Good Content and professional performance."
"Helpful and relevant practical examples and fast cases."
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