Transactions and Licensing

For many of our clients, intellectual property represents their most valued asset. Consistent with our multifaceted legal-business-technology approach to counseling, we advise our clients not only on structuring and documenting strategic alliances, mergers and acquisitions, and research and development investments, but also on the proper valuation of relevant intellectual property assets. Stroock clients also receive thorough counsel on the licensing of patents, trademarks and copyrights, the monitoring of licensing arrangements, and the negotiation of technology transfer, research and development agreements.  Whether our client is licensor or licensee, Stroock lawyers actively negotiate and draft all types of intellectual property agreements, continuously working to maximize the value of the deal for our clients while keeping our clients’ business objectives at the forefront.  Our attorneys’ technical knowledge and industry experience enables them to understand the most sophisticated licensing matters and transactions. This includes advising companies on the treatment and valuation of intellectual property licenses when forming, operating, financing and selling their businesses.

Stroock has relationships with scores of financial institutions who often invest in or otherwise enter into transactions with technology companies whose assets are chiefly intellectual property. Our intellectual property practice compliments our preeminent corporate finance and securities and tax practices to ensure that these transactions, even when involving complex technologies and varied intellectual property assets, are handled with the standards of seamless excellence our clients expect.