IP Due Diligence
For both early-stage technology companies and established companies, successful transactions often turn on the value of the intellectual property rights involved. KPPB has extensive experience guiding companies through the due diligence required in licensing, investment and M&A transactions. KPPB's partners advised both DivX, Inc. and Volcom, Inc. during their successful IPOs, and advised LiquidMetal Technologies in licensing its technology to Apple. KPPB has also advised companies involved in major acquisitions and mergers, and those taking themselves private.
Due diligence requirements can arise on short notice and in many contexts. When our clients are licensing their IP rights to others, or are seeking investment funds, those IP rights come under immediate scrutiny. Our business centered approach to portfolio development is grounded in creating IP that will withstand that scrutiny at any time and we provide the expert support necessary to present the value the IP to prospective licensees and investors.
When our clients are on the acquiring side of deals, or are investing in intellectual property, our experience in developing IP portfolios, as well as litigating IP disputes, allows us to quickly determine if there are weakness in the portfolio. We can also help identify intellectual property assets that are undervalued, and ripe for further development.