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Transferring Intangible Assets: Playbook for Selling the Knowledge-Based Enterprise - Negotiating the Deal

This article discusses some of the legal issues, documents and strategies involved in negotiations for the sale of a Knowledge-Based Enterprise (KBE). It is part 5 of a 12-part series covering the key elements involved in the sale of IP-based and professional services businesses.

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Transferring Intangible Assets: Playbook for Selling the Knowledge-Based Enterprise - Finding Buyers

The article discusses different ways Knowledge-Based Enterprises (KBE’s) find potential buyers. This article is part 4 of a 12-part series covering the key elements involved in the sale of IP-based and professional services businesses.

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Transferring Intangible Assets: Playbook for Selling a Knowledge-Based Business - Preparing for the Sale

The article discusses what a business pre-sale review is, the reasons a pre-sale review is important, and several common areas that Knowledge-Based Enterprises (KBEs) should address as part of their pre-sale review. This article is part 3 of a 12-part series covering the key elements involved in the sale of IP-based and professional services businesses.

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Transferring Intangible Assets: Playbook for Selling a Knowledge-Based Business - Overview of the Process

This article provides a reasonably accurate overview of a deal flow for many transactions involving the sale of IP-based companies, professional services businesses, and other Knowledge-Based Enterprise (“KBE”). The article is part 2 of a 12-part series covering the key elements involved in the sale of IP-based and professional services businesses.

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Transferring Intangible Assets: Playbook for Buying & Selling Knowledge-Based Enterprises

Transactions involving knowledge-based businesses have additional nuances that must be addressed, to ensure both parties benefit from the transaction. This article discusses some of the special issues presented in these types of deals, involving transferring intangible assets.

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Intellectual Property Indemnification - Generally

IP indemnification clauses are common in agreements where one party wishes to shift certain risks to another party associated with patent infringement, trademark infringement, copyright infringement, trade secret misappropriation, software issues, or some other intellectual property (IP) related risk.  

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Intellectual Property Due Diligence Investigations in Mergers & Acquisitions

Intellectual property due diligence investigations should be conducted by a party any time a merger, acquisition (“M&A”) or investment is being considered. IP due diligence involves gathering information on the target party’s assets/liabilities to assess the merits and risks of the transaction. 

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