IP audits & due diligence

An intellectual property audit is a useful tool to help you identify and assess the full extent of your intellectual property assets.

Identify and assess your intellectual property assets


It is a simple fact. The more you identify and understand your business assets, the more you can protect, use and promote them. Whether you are reviewing another business or trying to understand your company’s intellectual property, an audit of intellectual property assets will identify their full extent and scope. It will also provide a platform for accurately valuing, and then commercialising this intellectual property.

Drawing on experience, our experts will provide you with an inventory of a business’ intellectual property holdings, assessing its strengths and weaknesses. We will verify ownership and registrability of the intellectual property and identify key business risks. We will also review the effectiveness of critical commercial agreements.

The more you know the more effective you will be


In addition to identifying relevant intellectual property assets, an effective audit will help you:
 

  • ensure your intellectual property is catalogued in one place;
  • better prioritise research, development and intellectual property creation;
  • properly assess the value of your intellectual property; and
  • extract more value from it, though licensing, partnering and sale.
     

Teaming our range of legal skills with your knowledge of the industry will provide you with comprehensive and commercially valuable advice.

Whether you are looking for investors, considering the sale or purchase of a business, or simply seeking an in depth understanding of your intellectual property assets, we are here to help.

Meet our experts

  • Sean Brogan
    Head of Commercial, Auckland

  • +64 9 359 7715
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  • Penny Catley
    Partner, Wellington

  • +64 4 910 6505
  • +64 21 660 645
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  • Deborah Kessell-Haak
    Senior Associate, Wellington

  • +64 4 471 6884
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