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Intellectual Property Liability Considerations for M&A Transactions

Keli Johnson Swan, The Licensing Journal, April 2017

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) typically require extensive financial and legal disclosures, due diligence, and complex contract language to protect buyers from legal issues that may arise from the purchase. Potential liability arising from intellectual property issues is a significant factor to consider in any M&A transaction. Following are a few key considerations to negotiate during any corporate transaction.