IP Transactions

The IP attorneys in the IP Transactions Group at Andrus have both an in-depth understanding of intellectual property issues, and the drafting and negotiation expertise to capitalize on that knowledge in complex commercial transactions involving all types of intellectual property. The attorneys practicing in this area - all of whom are registered patent attorneys - have drafted and negotiated numerous technology-related commercial agreements, both in private practice and in-house counsel roles.

Their areas of focus include:

  • Patent, trademark and copyright licensing;
  • Intellectual property due diligence for corporate acquisitions;
  • Brand and technology transfer issues arising during corporate acquisitions and spin-offs;
  • Manufacturing and supply agreements;
  • Complex royalty agreements;
  • Joint development and marketing agreements;
  • Non-compete and non-solicitation agreements;
  • Software user licenses;
  • Open source licensing;
  • Non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements;
  • Assignments;
  • IP transfer agreements;
  • Copyright publicity licensing for merchandise; and
  • Settlement agreements including licensing, cross-licensing, covenants-not-to-sue, sale of product line, supply agreements and the like.

Our wealth of experience makes Andrus uniquely suited to assist clients in managing complex commercial agreements involving intellectual property. These clients range in size from multinational Fortune 500® companies to middle-market entities, start-ups, and entrepreneurs.

The vast experience of Andrus' IP Transactions Group allows our clients to focus on their businesses, while we concentrate on providing a full range of client counseling services centered on structuring, documenting and negotiating their IP transactions.

In addition to assistance with transactions, Andrus' attorneys assist with other more specific client counseling and IP needs. For more information regarding these areas, please visit the Patent, Trademark & Copyright, Litigation and Client Counseling pages.