Licensing, transfers, transactions & agreements

Like other valuable intellectual property, patents are often the subject of commercial transactions. It’s important to remember, though, that interests in patents, such as ownership or licences, often need to be recorded on relevant national or regional registers. We can work with you to ensure that the correct documentation is in place to deal with the relevant jurisdictions’ procedures and guide you through the process.

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As with other valuable intellectual property rights, patents can be sold and transferred between parties. They can also be exploited in other ways, such as being licensed for use by third parties, or used as security.

The requirements for validly transferring, licensing, or conducting other transactions relating to patents varies from country to country, however, so it’s important to understand both the relevant law and the preferences of different regulators. With our global network of contacts and firm grasp on the commercial reality, we can help guide you through the complexities of these processes to make them run as smoothly as possible.

We also regularly act for buyers of intellectual property assets, so if you are looking to purchase or license patents or other intellectual property rights, we can help you with the necessary due diligence investigations.

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