How A Chief Intellectual Property Officer Can Strengthen Your M&A Activity

Law360, New York (October 27, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The role, responsibility and results (3Rs) of the Chief Intellectual Property Officer (CIPO) in connection with the formulation and execution of a company‚Äôs merger and acquisition (M&A) strategy has only recently begun to receive attention.  This results in part from recognition of the value producing opportunities that can be created by optimal treatment of the intellectual property (IP) aspects of these transactions.  M&A activity is high as many business sectors consolidate or use start-ups as the risk engines for innovation and growth, especially in high technology. ...
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