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Intellectual Property

LehmanBush offers comprehensive intellectual property support including patents, trademarks and copyrights. Our advice helps businesses worldwide protect and monetize their intellectual property and intangible assets more effectively. We offer clear, current and informed advice across a wide range of issues around IP pricing, tax and transactions. Our interdisciplinary team brings experience across industries and in all types of IP licensing, transactions, disputes and tax issues.

We provide management, strategy and licensing services for businesses to get more from their intellectual property. We help IP holders and licensees build, maintain and grow successful licensing organizations through IP monetization strategies, strategic use assessments, portfolio management, contract negotiations, holding companies, build vs. buy analysis and a wide range of other services.

We assist in all types of IP-focused transactions on the buy-side and sell-side. Combining expertise in transaction advisory, corporate finance and IP valuations, we help clients in IP-only deals and technology-centric business transactions. For acquisitions, disposals, restructurings and partnerships, our experts bring unparalleled experience to help maximize value. Our professionals are leaders in valuations of IP and intangible assets, including those related to marketing, customers, contracts and technology. We provide robust, credible valuations for transactions, pricing, strategy, financing and tax purposes. Our professionals offer valuation services, provide estimates of useful life, determine royalty amounts and calculate goodwill and intangible asset impairment.

LehmanBush approach to Intellectual Property includes development of strategies to capitalize on the many intangible assets created by our clients, from patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets, as well as other assets including data, brand reputation, strategies, and customer and business relationships. Many technology businesses place strategic emphasis on having freedom to operate in new markets. This freedom gives them a platform for rapid expansion and product commercialization. However, this requires a strong awareness of competitor patent filing, as well as an understanding of IP litigation risks to confirm the balance between freedom and expenditure. At the same time, technologies companies have amassed huge portfolios as a result of significant investment in R&D. IP transactions has now become integral to portfolio management as a recognized way to unlock additional revenue for companies. IP assets drive a considerable amount of value for businesses, but are often not fully understood, managed or leveraged. How these IP assets are managed is critically important to a business’ ability to realize value from them. This requires a deep understanding of the IP portfolio, along with adequate approaches to IP protection, risk management and commercial exploitation.

Our advisory practice assists clients globally throughout the IP life cycle, help them develop comprehensive IP strategies, implement effective IP processes, build and strengthen their IP portfolios, seek operational efficiencies and assess, value and monetize their IP asset. We have a long history of helping clients to understand the commercial value of their IP and supporting them through strategic IP-centric transactions such as IP sales and acquisitions, licensing and technology transfers. We provide our clients with a deep understanding of their competitive IP positioning, potential innovation opportunities, as well as any potential risks and vulnerabilities associated with their IP portfolio. We explore the IP related to the client’s technology areas to gain an insight into the IP position and behavior of competitors. We also help clients to understand how they might leverage a strong IP position for competitive advantage and/or the threats they may face from competitors, their freedom to operate (FTO) position, and gain an insight into where ‘white spaces’ in the industry exists in order to guide their patent filing strategy.

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