A significant way to maximize the value of your intellectual property (IP) is to structure technology-based agreements that are clearly focused on supporting both short-term and long-term strategic business objectives. BLG 's Licensing Group offers strategic counselling to help you navigate the full range of complex, technology-driven agreements related to both in and out licensing and technology transfer opportunities in a variety of industries across Canada and globally.

As we structure transactions, we explore a range of issues that take into account the lifecycle of the technology, applications of the technology to other areas and market direction. We can help you develop and exploit your IP portfolio by negotiating and drafting licensing agreements, as well as drafting and negotiating trademark, copyright, patent, trade secret, and know-how licenses. Our services include:

  • Evaluation of antitrust concerns and alternative deal structures
  • Crafting dispute resolution provisions and agreements
  • Counselling on potential insolvency complications in agreements
  • Counselling on acquisition and sale of assets, including purchase and sale out of bankruptcy
  • Providing connections with other service providers, technology buyers and brokers, financing sources

The Group has expertise in domestic and international licensing and technology transfer, as well as the transfer of technology from government-supported operations and academic organizations to private sector businesses. We also have experience handling confidentiality matters, non-competition and similar agreements.