Due Diligence (DD) can best be described as the process through which a potential acquirer evaluates a target company or its assets for acquisition. In case of a potential acquisition a Due Diligence is performed in order to analyze the target company.
The Due Diligence is based on combined business and Intellectual Property (IP) perspectives, which enables the involved risks to be identified and mitigated or managed so that expectations and objectives can be met. Careful and high quality evaluation of the Intellectual Property is a necessity in a Due Diligence search.
IP DD analysis is based on the results of patent searches. High quality and high speed are often requested from a searcher in IP analyses.
The IP Due Diligence analysis gives insight in:
– The Patent portfolio and patent rights: protection of marketed products (exclusivity) and their expiration dates.
– Patent risks and threats: oppositions, pending applications and granting applications to protect research programs.
To collect the IP information for decision making, a patent search is a necessity. We are able to support Due Diligence activities on request.
Please contact Patent Information Services for more information.