Intellectual property audits and strategies
An intellectual property audit helps a company identify and organize its intangible assets. Our attorneys help companies determine what IP to protect and the scope of protection, such as filing U.S. and international patent and trademark applications, securing key domain names and social media accounts, registering copyrights and maintaining trade secrets.
Companies should have ready access to the status and scope of their IP for investors, creditors and for their own use, so we examine existing processes and suggest procedures to help ensure all IP rights are identified, protected and transferred through agreements such as employee assignments, nondisclosure agreements, consulting agreements, distributor and sales representative agreements, and licenses.
Audits are typically performed for start-ups with core technologies, companies considering a new product or upon the acquisition of third-party intellectual property rights. Audits are also performed with changes in existing law or to reduce the risk of infringement of third party rights.