“Without Freedom, there is no Creation” - J. Krishnamurti
An innovation is useful only if there is freedom to test, market, or sell product or service utilizing that innovation. An enterprise with even the most innovative product may be laden with technology risks in the form of existing intellectual property in the market which may need to be licensed or circumvented. Such risks often culminate in the form IP infringement disputes (if the technology is already patented by another party, firm or individual) – sometimes even before the company earns revenue from the breakthrough product.
A Freedom to Operate (FTO) analysis allows companies to avoid the above risks by analysin...
With thousands of transactions and billions of dollars spent on technology mergers and acquisitions (M&A) every year, buyers must protect their investments by conducting due diligence. M&A due diligence allows acquirers to do three important things:
Confirm the premises of the deal
Gather information to plan the integration
Identify unknown risks
When considering an acquisition, a buyer will first amass information about the target company and formulate an investment thesis. Then, the buyer would perform due diligence to integrate the target into their operation, within a predetermined window of time as agreed upon between the buyer and the target company...