Our team of market leading attorneys, integrated with specialist IP lawyers, add commercial value by placing data into a meaningful context for your business. We achieve this by specifically tailoring the strategy for each due diligence project to the needs of your business.

Our team can help you to:

  • Identify what IP assets are owned or licensed by a target company
  • Confirm that chains of title (ownership) have been derived correctly
  • Confirm the current status of each IP asset
  • Assess contracts or licences involving IP assets to which the target company is a party
  • Assess business contracts and risks to the business of such contracts

More importantly, we can bring all this information together, and provide pragmatic advice about the quality of the assets within the IP portfolio of the target company and the value/risk of the business agreements.

We can also help you perform a due diligence of your own IP portfolio, to ensure that your IP processes and practices are in a healthy state, either for your own purposes or those of a prospective purchaser.

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"One of the United Kingdom's top patent filers and a regular presence at the EPO, HLK is a strong choice for patent prosecution across all technical fields"

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