IP Audit, IP, Intellectual Property

PROTECTING YOUR COMPANY’S MOST VALUABLE ASSETS:

I.P. Audit 

The past two decades witnessed a dramatic rise in the value of intellectual property assets. Those assets—such as trade secrets, patents, and trademarks—now comprise an essential part of the bottom line of most enterprises. While not all forms of these assets are important to all companies, some forms of IP are vital to every enterprise.

Copyrights—once viewed as the domain of Hollywood and the music industry—are now recognized as valuable assets by banks, manufacturers, and retailers. So, too, with trade secrets—often a company’s most valuable form of intellectual property. Every enterprise has trade secrets—or believes it does until it learns otherwise in court. And in the 21st Century, every company has become a publisher as a result of its website, and suddenly finds itself subject to the types of liability risks—such as libel and invasion of privacy—that once bedeviled only the newspaper industry.

Unfortunately, too many companies discover the value of their intellectual property at the moment they lose it, often to a competitor. These losses are often avoidable, but protection requires (1) identification of those assets, and (2) implementation of measures to protect and cultivate them.

To address these concerns, Capes Sokol offers the IP Audit for the benefit and protection of its valued clients.

ARE YOU PROTECTING YOUR MOST VALUABLE ASSETS?

MEET THE TEAM

Michael A. Kahn

Mike, Chair of the firm's Intellectual Property Practice group, heads the Capes Sokol I.P. Audit Team. He concentrates his practice in copyright, trademark, First Amendment and media law, including libel and privacy rights. He is a widely recognized trial lawyer in the area of general commercial litigation, and regularly advises clients on a range of intellectual property matters.

For more information about Mike, please visit his profile.

About Sarah J. Luem

Sarah is passionate about representing individuals and closely-held businesses of all sizes and in all stages of growth in corporate and transactional matters. She focuses her practice on the resolution of complex legal matters that affect businesses in a variety of industries – particularly those involving ownership disputes and deadlocks, succession planning, buy-sell agreements, and business divorces.

For more information about Sarah, please visit her profile.

     SO WHAT EXACTLY IS AN IP AUDIT?
WHY DOES MY ENTERPRISE NEED AN IP AUDIT?
CAN YOU GIVE AN EXAMPLE OF HOW THE AUDIT WOULD ADDRESS AN IP ASSET?
WHY DO YOU NEED TO REVIEW AGREEMENTS? AND AGREEMENTS WITH WHO?
OKAY, OKAY. NOW—SIGH—WHAT’S MY COMPANY’S ROLE IN SUCH AN AUDIT?
WHAT’S IN THE AUDIT REPORT?
AND FINALLY, HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?

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