Patents and Trademarks and Secrets, OH MY! As we move ever deeper into the information age, identifying, controlling, and protecting intellectual property rights is increasingly important. With physical assets, taking physical possession of an asset serves all three functions (you’ve identified the property, you control it through possession, and you protect it with physical means). With intangible property, however, it is more challenging to precisely define the boundaries of a patent, trademark, copyright or trade secret, it is quite possible for more than one person to have usable access to such intangible property, and protection is a combination of physical, electronic, and legal barriers. And the challenge is exacerbated by the advent of cyber piracy, the evolution of social media, the proliferation of Internet domain names, and related complexities.
In the third installment of Seyfarth Shaw’s 2013 series on 20/20 Hindsight: Non-Corporate Aspects of M&A, our expert panel will share their experiences and answer your questions regarding best practices, strategies, successes, failures, and war stories about ensuring the effectiveness and completeness of transfers of intellectual property in a business combination.
Please join Seyfarth Shaw and our panel of experienced leaders and advisors for an informal discussion and networking event over breakfast. Audience participation is greatly encouraged.
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