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DUE DILIGENCE FOR COMPLEX IP AND IT TRANSACTIONS

The importance of performing a complete and accurate due diligence investigation in a business transaction that involves intellectual property (“IP”) cannot be understated. Recently Nortel put its patent portfolio on the auction block, selling more than 6,000 patents covering every corner of the mobile computing and telecommunications landscape for $4.5 billion. Of the 105 companies Nortel approached leading up to the auction, 40 conducted due diligence on the patents. More…