IP Licensing

Intellectual property licensing, already a complex area, has become more complicated as a result of changes in several areas – the hosting environment, open source issues, third party licensing, privacy, Internet contracting, patent law developments, “cloud computing” and software as a service (SaaS) and wireless applications.  IP licensing is a key area of emphasis for many of our clients, both with respect to commercial contracts and strategic transactions.  Whatever the context, we provide high-quality, sensible and reasonably priced advice in all aspects of licensing transactions.

Because of our deep experience, we address not only those issues that are of specific concern to you, but also numerous others that often arise in license relationships. A well-drafted license agreement not only protects the essential interests of the company, it communicates to potential partners and customers that your business is well-managed. We emphasize strongly to our clients that their licensing agreements need to be rational and appropriately protective from the very beginning.

“Siavage Law Group helped us with a complex sale of the intellectual property assets of our company and a follow-on corporate dissolution. The transaction was well negotiated and went off on time and without a hitch. I highly recommend SLG to all who ask me for a highly experienced and competent technology/venture firm.”

Jim Stratigos
Consultant and President / CEO, Cognosos, Inc.

“SLG has assisted us with advice, corporate structuring and US IP licensing for South African companies setting up their businesses in the United States and their advice, responsiveness and quality of work has been outstanding.”

Laurence Olivier
President and CEO