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by Daniel Enetoft

Daniel Enetoft

Due Diligence

We have a long experience of advising our clients on IPR issues in the field of mergers and acquisitions. Our practice comprises a wide variety of services on all aspects of IP transactions, including IP Due Diligence, IP Portfolio Analysis and Freedom to Operate investigations. Our strength within the field of mergers and acquisitions is that we combine the expertise of the patent agent, the law firm and the management consultant.

Our in-depth technical insight and our legal expertise enable us to interpret and present complex legal and technical information that may be critical in a transaction. We always focus on the relevant business needs in each case, in order to ensure the highest possible commercial value of our services. We are used to work on a tight time schedule with focus on solutions and on business orientated presentations of our findings. We have regularly advised Sweden’s leading industrial holding company Investor AB in different transactions involving IPR issues, such as risk analysis of patent portfolios.

Our Team
Our team brings a mix of experienced patent attorneys and lawyers, who have been working for a long time with complex IP issues relating to transactions. Many of our lawyers have previous experience from law firms or from corporate IP departments. Our people specialised in this field have a flexible and business oriented approach. We recognize the value of an in-depth understanding of our client’s businesses and of the commercial issues involved.

Our clients
• We have regularly advised Sweden’s leading industrial holding company Investor AB in different transactions involving IPR issues, such as risk analysis of patent portfolios and IP due Diligence investigations in connection with transactions.

• We recently advised a US top 20 company (turnover) in a $ 50m investment in a Swedish med-tech company (2008).

• We recently advised a British top 10 company (in the med-tech sector) in an investment in a Swedish med-tech company (2008).

A client case example
We have performed a comprehensive IP Due Diligence on a company in the whirlpool industry. We particularly screened the patent portfolio of the company. The resulting delivery was a qualitative SWOT-analysis and an industry overview.

You can read an article on the client case here (.pdf). The article was first published in the ACQ no 7-2008.

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