Modern day public record due diligence transactions require more than the UCC, state and federal tax liens, judgment liens, litigation and bankruptcy searching that have traditionally been part of M&A and financing transactions. As intellectual property assets have become some of a company’s most valuable assets, the value of these intangible assets weighs heavily in a variety of transactions.
With this in mind, it is difficult to overstate the importance of confirming and resolving potential IP issues before a deal closes. When it comes to M&A deals, surprises are rarely welcomed – especially when they are avoidable with a thorough public record due diligence strategy that includes federal intellectual property due diligence.
These 5 tips will help strengthen your next search, whether or not you already include federal IP due diligence in your process.
This article is provided for informational purposes only and should not be considered, or relied upon, as legal advice.