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IP Management Post M&A's

Published on 27 Aug 2020 | 1 minute read

Defining IP ownership structures across entities after multiple Mergers and Acquisitions

Overview

After several mergers and acquisitions, the client’s patent portfolio was spread across several entities. This was creating challenges in portraying their IP strength, adding costs to their portfolio management and creating potential compliance risks. As a result, they wanted to realign their IP ownership. The key question was whether to centralise or decentralise their patent portfolio.

 

​Our Approach

We compared numerous ownership structures from successful MNCs to determine the strengths and weaknesses. Following that, workshops were conducted with internal stakeholders to determine the appropriate IP governance principles and structure.

Value Created

Our recommended bespoke IP ownership structure enabled the client to meet their internal goals drawing on the combined strengths of other IP ownership models. It also helped the client to deal better with costs and gain more control of any technological advancements. Lastly, we also assisted with the buy-in and alignment from key stakeholders and global business heads.

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Principal, Chief Commercial Officer
+44 20 7536 4103
Principal, UK Head of Rouse Consultancy
+44 20 7536 4107