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IP Transactions

IP Licensing and Sales Experts

Licensing your IP rights to third parties, helps you monetize the value of your ingenuity. The outright sale of IP rights to interested buyers or the acquisition of needed IP assets to grow your business may also be critical elements your success. We can help you navigate the process.


Sometimes the preferred method of commercializing your IP rights is by partnering with another entity through an IP license. TNW can help you draft and negotiate licensing terms that maximize the value of your IP, that protect your rights, and that are consistent with your business goals.


It is important that any assignment of patent or other IP rights is properly executed and recorded. Different types of IP have unique assignment considerations and requirements. TNW has a solid understanding of relevant laws and procedure and can help make sure that your IP is properly assigned.

Joint Development Agreements

It is not uncommon to work together with other individuals and entities to jointly develop new technologies. TNW has considerable experience assisting clients with joint development agreements, including work with major research universities and pharmaceutical companies. We can help you define the scope of your cooperation with third parties


Whether you are purchasing a business or are simply acquiring a stand-alone IP portfolio, it is important to address the property issues that are specific to IP. Our team has experience assisting our clients in acquiring both foreign and domestic IP.

Non-Disclosure Agreements

A well-drafted NDA can protect your trade secrets, prevent disclosure that might invalidate you patent rights, and maintain the integrity of your proprietary rights. At TNW, we have experience protecting all types of IP and can help you draft a NDA that is consistent with both the protection you need and your business objectives.

Material Transfer Agreements

Any transfer of your proprietary material and information should be protected. We can help you draft and negotiate a Material Transfer Agreement to safeguard your rights (both in your material and in any IP that is developed as a result of the transfer), limit your liability, and protect your company.

Our attorneys have helped
with the licensing, sale, and acquisition of small stand-alone IP portfolios all the way up to entire businesses.

Whatever your needs are,
we can help.

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  • TNW understood our business objective and worked with us to achieve them from the beginning. These guys get it.

    Joel Rackham

    Founder Threshold Sports

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