A significant part of our practice involves counseling clients on business transactions and licensing deals. Our services include forming a business entity and addressing the initial corporate formalities, as well as the more complex transactional matters, particularly involving intellectual property and know-how exchanged between parties.

Intellectual property licensing agreements, are vital in today’s business world as a means of capitalizing and exploiting one’s trademark, copyright, and patents. Most companies rely heavily on the revenue and royalties they receive from licensed products, therefore the underlying protection of the intellectual property itself has become paramount. As with any contract, clear expectations should be defined for long term conditions, compensation and renewal. Indeed, intellectual property licensing agreements have become more complex and challenging to even the most experienced business people. Whether your business either owns, is acquiring the rights to, or is licensing the intellectual property, it is important to be represented by attorneys experienced in such transactions.

Our IP licensing attorneys are also experienced in litigation that can result from breaches of licensing agreements to the unlawful appropriation of your intellectual property. By globally utilizing our contacts and resources, we can help protect your rights worldwide.

S&D possesses the experience, knowledge and skills necessary to negotiate and prepare the appropriate agreement to maximize the return on licensing intellectual property. Let us help create a program that protects your intellectual property from theft and infringement.

Our attorneys have also represented clients on a broad array of business contracts, including employment and severance agreements, leases, sale of business transactional documents, private placements, shareholder agreements, employment agreements, stock pledge agreements, security agreements, corporate resolutions, limited liability company operating agreements and restrictive covenant agreements. Our clientele in this practice area is diverse and has included pharmaceutical companies, internet and software companies, and private equity firms.

As an intellectual property firm with a litigation focus, we are able to handle all of the potential legal issues faced by companies whose core value proposition is intellectual property. Our technological and cross-functional legal expertise enables us to counsel clients in all stages of business development — from protecting their innovation by securing patents, to licensing their patents to selling products in the U.S. and global marketplaces.