Beginning with initial negotiations, each stage of a commercial transaction offers opportunities to monetize intellectual property assets. Fitch Even evaluates every such transaction by carefully analyzing the scope and value of the assets involved and the benefits and potential pitfalls of available transaction structures. We ensure all patents, trademarks, and copyrights are fully secured as part of the deal terms, with full protection of trade secrets. That includes performing in-depth due diligence in mergers, acquisitions, and asset sales, and carefully documenting issues of ownership, royalties, and distribution in joint ventures, strategic alliances, and licensing agreements. By identifying and resolving problems before they become disputes, our lawyers help ensure that IP-focused transactions achieve the desired market results.