Intellectual Property Assets in Mergers and Acquisitions
An up-to-date and in-depth examination of intellectual property issues in mergers and acquisitions
In mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property assets can be especially difficult to accurately value, most notably in rapidly evolving high-tech industries. Understanding the factors that create value in intellectual property assets, and the part such assets play in both domestic and international mergers, is vitally important to anyone involved in the merger and acquisition process. This book provides an overview of the intellectual property landscape in mergers and acquisitions and thoroughly covers important topics from financial and accounting concerns to due diligence and transfer issues.
Bringing together some of the leading economists, valuation experts, lawyers, and accountants in the area of intellectual property, this helpful guide acts as an advisor to business professionals and their counsel who need answers for intellectual property questions. The valuation methods presented here are simple and don't require a background in finance. Whether you're a manager or executive, an accountant or an appraiser, Intellectual Property Assets in Mergers and Acquisitions offers all the expert help you need to better understand the issues and the risks in intellectual property assets in mergers and acquisitions.
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CHAPTER 3 INTANGIBLE ASSETS AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ACCOMPANYING MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
CHAPTER 4 VALUATION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ASSETS IN MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
CHAPTER 5 ACCOUNTING FOR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DURING MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
CHAPTER 6 INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ASPECTS OF ACQUISITIONS
CHAPTER 7 US ANTITRUST AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY IN MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
CHAPTER 8 INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND TECHNOLOGY DUE DILIGENCE IN BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS
CHAPTER 9 INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DUE DILIGENCE AND SECURITY INTEREST ISSUES IN MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
CHAPTER 11 INTERNATIONAL MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS THE CANADIAN PERSPECTIVE
CHAPTER 12 INTERNATIONAL MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS THE EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVE
CHAPTER 13 INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY TRANSFERSHOLDING COMPANIES
CHAPTER 14 OFFSHORE CORPORATIONS
CHAPTER 15 ACQUISITION AND LICENSING OF FAMOUS NAME TRADEMARKS AND RIGHTS OF PUBLICITY IN THE UNITED STATES
CHAPTER 16 TRANSFER OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY UPON MERGER OR ACQUISITION
CHAPTER 10 PATENT OPINIONS
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3-9. lappuse - Whoever invents or discovers any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof, may obtain a patent therefor, subject to the conditions and requirements of this title.
10-3. lappuse - A patent may not be obtained though the invention is not identically disclosed or described as set forth in section 102 of this title, if the differences between the subject matter sought to be patented and the prior art are such that the subject matter as a whole would have been obvious at the time the invention was made to a person having ordinary skill in the art to which said subject matter pertains.
3-10. lappuse - trade-mark" includes any word, name, symbol, or device or any combination thereof adopted and used by a manufacturer or merchant to identify his goods and distinguish them from those manufactured or sold by others.
12-16. lappuse - ... such as may fairly and reasonably be considered either arising naturally, ie according to the usual course of things, from such breach of contract itself, or such as may reasonably be supposed to have been in the contemplation of both parties, at the time they made the contract, as the probable result of the breach of it.
3-7. lappuse - Trade secret" means information, including a formula, pattern, compilation, program, device, method, technique, or process, that: (i) derives independent economic value, actual or potential, from not being generally known to, and not being readily ascertainable by proper means to, other persons who can obtain economic value from its disclosure or use, and (ii) is the subject of efforts that are reasonable under the circumstances to maintain its secrecy.
4-7. lappuse - The fair market value is the price at which the property would change hands between a willing buyer and a willing seller, neither being under any compulsion to buy or sell and both having reasonable knowledge of relevant facts.