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Firms Say to Watch M&A Licensee Agreements Amid Pandemic

Managing Intellectual Property

28 Aug 2020

William Schwartz spoke to Managing Intellectual Property for an article discussing the high volume of intellectual property transactions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to William, clients have been paying more attention to bankruptcy clauses in transactions during the pandemic, adding that there has also been more of a focus on technology escrow issues recently to make sure there is protection for licensees in the event of a licensor business failure.

He also noted that working from home can possibly affect trade secret concerns in M&A, as remote working can make it difficult for companies to keep pre-released versions of their products confidential, and he suggests drafting additional protections around who can have access to the technology.

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