Licensing

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Baker Botts’ Intellectual Property lawyers work with clients to develop, manage, protect and exploit valuable proprietary technology and related intellectual property assets. We are experienced in all aspects of technology commercialization, acquisition, licensing and other arrangements that help maximize the value of our clients’ innovations. We routinely assist with complex problems when clients encounter issues that combine technology and intellectual property law with commercial transactions. Our deep understanding of the complex technologies at the heart of our clients intellectual property assets enables us to employ our transactional know-how to develop strategies to enhance or increase the value of their portfolios.

We handle the full spectrum of licensing: from traditional patent, copyright and trademark license agreements to complex multiparty technology development, acquisition, distribution, research and outsourcing agreements for products and services in the United States and abroad. Our team brings extensive experience in litigating intellectual property matters to each transaction, and we are committed to developing business strategies that not only protect, but also augment the value of our clients’ intellectual property, to assist in generating significant revenue.

At Baker Botts, we often manage licensing programs aimed at increasing financial returns on intellectual property assets. We help clients establish licensing programs, including identifying key intellectual property assets and potential infringers. Once established, we proactively manage these programs, negotiate licenses and undertake litigation where necessary to achieve our clients’ goals. Our lawyers are skilled in the strategic planning, organization and implementation complex licensing programs involving numerous companies substantial financial stakes. Such programs can often be realized with little or no litigation.

Our Intellectual Property lawyers possess a rare blend of technical knowledge and business savvy, critical for advising on intellectual property assets involved in complex business transactions. Whether the matter involves a single transaction or is part of much larger deal, we can structure solutions to meet our client’s objectives. This includes developing standard contracts for routine transactions, crafting specific agreements for high-value projects, and negotiating development, acquisition, distribution, research, outsourcing and other agreements with third parties.

Baker Botts lawyers are also proficient at conducting intellectual property due diligence investigations in mergers and acquisitions for clients in all areas of technology. Equally adept at representing acquisition targets and acquirers, we facilitate thorough intellectual property due diligence, ensuring our clients are well-informed about the intellectual property landscape of their transactions. Whether intellectual property assets are being developed, acquired, sold or shared, Baker Botts Intellectual Property lawyers have the technical and business experience to facilitate the transaction.