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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

November 5, 2019

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:

  1. Confirm the premises of the deal

  2. Gather information to plan the integration

  3. Identify unknown risks

When considering an acquisition, a buyer will first amass information about the target company and formulate an investment thesis....

April 19, 2017

The most important asset most tech companies possess and hold dear to their heart is their source code.

Whether its artificial intelligence, automated cars, Internet of Things or enterprise security, our business and personal lives are driven by software. Thus naturally when a company acquires another, the source code behind the acquired products represents a major contributor to the value of that acquisition.

The way source code is conceptualized, structured, written and managed in companies ha...

December 21, 2016

"Few tasks excite a defendant less... Engineers and management howl at the notion of providing strangers, and especially a fierce competitor, access to the crown jewels. Counsel struggle to understand even exactly what code exists and exactly how it can be made available for reasonable inspection. All sorts of questions are immediately posed... Put simply, source code production is disruptive, expensive, and fraught with monumental opportunities to screw up." 

Apple Inc....

December 8, 2016

The biggest IP story this week was the December 6 Supreme Court decision in Samsung Electronics Co. v. Apple, a long fought battle over Samsung's infringement on three utility patents and three design patents owned by Apple. In its first design patent case of this nature in 120 years, Supreme Court's decision not only vacated the lower court's $399 million dollar damages verdict for Apple, asking the parties to go back to the drawing board for a better damages model, but also set a far reaching...

October 21, 2016

The pendulum against covered business methods and software continues to swing backward or forward depending on whom you ask. Patent litigation statistics from 2014 and 2015 show that patent litigation on the whole decreased by over 13% - while NPEs in general increased their share of filings in the last year. America Invents Act and Alice-related decisions failed to rein in the number of case filings, contrary to knee-jerk public opinion.

However, one effect the America Invents Act and Alice did...

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