Due diligence & reviews

Scott Farnsworth works frequently alongside corporate lawyers, in-house legal teams, accountants and VCs to assess the quality and quantity of intellectual property assets owned, controlled by or licensed to a business within his 4 main practice areas.  Scott advises other professionals to help landscape the business impact of intellectual property, whether as separate assets or part of some portfolio, assess and verify integrity and strength, benchmark against competitor portfolios and market opportunity, and identify any threats that may undermine business value and that of its intellectual property.

Scott has undertaken many reviews of intellectual property, as due diligence for asset or share purchases, acquisitions, investments or mergers, insolvencies, securitisation, and the regulation of medicinal products and medical devices.  Scott’s reviews include investigating and reporting upon patent and trade mark portfolios, scoping the extent of protection and registered and unregistered rights, advising upon issues of inventorship and ownership, assessments of prior art and validity, advising upon all aspects of intellectual property infringement, searches and reports, and assessing potential contractual exposure, including warranties and disclosures, and indemnities and insurance.