Burns has worked with clients in a wide range of technologies to conduct “freedom to operate” investigations or “due diligence” investigations to assure investors and other business partners. We understand the importance of a thorough and accurate evaluation of a company’s intellectual property in regards to business transactions such as mergers, acquisitions, and investments.
We manage patent and trademark portfolios of all sizes across a wide range of businesses, and our management strategies are specific to each client’s need. Our team has significant experience in performing freedom to operate analyses and works to uncover patents that may block a client’s freedom to create or sell a certain product. We are also able to render opinions to provide guidance to clients with respect to patent and trademark management. We provide opinions that are supported by legal precedent and are always aware of the current legal landscape while relying on our extensive understanding of patent law from our complementary patent prosecution and litigation practices.
We work with clients in a wide range of technologies to conduct “freedom to operate” investigations or “due diligence” investigations to assure investors and other business partners. Where an enterprise partners with another operating enterprise in either a vertical or horizontal relationship (or sometimes both), our Intellectual Property Group applies its knowledge of technology, intellectual property, the research and development process and competition law to allocate the risks and fruits of partnering.