Intellectual property portfolios and IT assets are among the most valuable corporate assets in the world. We often find that clients have a fundamental misunderstanding of the IP and IT assets they own (or think they own), or of the IP and IT assets of a target company—either of which can lead to significant liability. IP and IT audits and due diligence are an essential part of the corporate landscape today. Whether working on a merger, acquisition, divestiture or strategic alliance, Alston & Bird IP attorneys are an experienced lineup to have on your side. Members of our team frequently conduct intellectual property and information technology audits and due diligence investigations and analysis in connection with corporate acquisitions, divestitures, mergers, alliances, financings and bankruptcies.
Beyond major transactional undertakings, IP and IT due diligence is essential prior to any transfer or assignment of intellectual property rights or assets, or IT assets or agreements. In addition, our attorneys frequently lead client efforts in connection with establishing intellectual property holding companies, movement of IP and IT assets in corporate structure reorganizations, and inbound and outbound transfers of IP and IT assets.