Monetising, extracting value from, and developing your intellectual property.
We understand intellectual property. Every day we work with clients to help them enhance and extract the greatest value from their IP rights. Unique to other law firms, our market-leading multi-jurisdictional capability allows us to draw on the combined experience of IP and competition lawyers, patent and trade mark attorneys and commercial technicians in all aspects of the commercialisation of IP.
This "one stop shop" integrated team delivers a competitive advantage. Our professionals bring a broader knowledge and skill set than that which your partners will avail of themselves. Our patent attorneys know the nuances of patent strategies; so crucial but often ignored in a licensing environment.
Our competition and regulatory expertise means we are alert to key issues around national and international supply chain mechanism, including exhaustion, parallel imports and the grey markets. Our industry knowledge ensures that the peculiarities of an industry sector are addressed in a transaction.
We deliver commercial arrangements that properly reflect the deal with mechanisms in place to extract proper value for the rights being licensed. We guard proprietors' ownership and control of their rights, as they place their operation in the hands of others. Our licensee clients benefit from ensuring that they obtain and only pay for the rights which they need, and have in place the appropriate mechanisms to support the rights granted to them and avoiding pitfalls.
Our lawyers interrogate and challenge the commercial structures of the deals on which they advise. If a different model from that on the table (joint venture, co-development, special purpose vehicle, off shoring, licence) might offer a more effective approach we will propose it.