IICJ Paper Navigating Intellectual Property in Mergers and Acquisitions Kelly Li, Deputy General Counsel, Waitex Group of Companies, USA

The purpose of this article is to arm in-house counsel with the tools, facts and case studies necessary to guide and assist business leaders, as both a legal and business advisor, in navigating intellectual property issues in mergers and acquisitions ('M&A') transactions. This article will discuss the importance of intellectual property in M&A transactions, delineate a roadmap for conducting intellectual property due diligence and finally provide strategic tips in order for in-house counsel to adequately navigate intellectual property issues in M&A transactions. First, an introduction of M&A and intellectual property basics will be outlined. Second, the alignment of intellectual property and M&A will be explored, emphasizing the importance of understanding both the business goals and intellectual property in M&A. Real world case studies will be drawn upon to highlight the critical nature of this alignment. Third, a roadmap to intellectual property due diligence will be discussed. Finally, strategic tips for in-house counsel to add value to and ensure success of the M&A transaction will be provided.
Author
Kelly Li
Kelly Li
Kelly K. Li is Deputy General Counsel at Waitex Group of Companies, managing and coordinating legal work and legal teams (both in-house lawyers and outside legal counsel) in support of Waitex Group's various business divisions worldwide, and specializes i
Company
Waitex Group of Companies
Waitex Group of Companies is an international conglomerate whose scope of business crosses several industry sectors. Waitex Group consists of Waitex Real Estate & Investment Group, Waitex Apparel Group and Waitex Global Logistics & Supply Chain Solutions.
Country
USA More
Area of Law
Intellectual Property More
Business Sector
Property More
Month Published
September 2016 More
Edition
Vol. 9, No. 36, Summer 2016 More
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