Companies are seeking to increase shareholder value, improve their competitive advantage in the marketplace, drive revenue growth and reduce development costs and time through joint ventures, license agreements and other strategic alliances. Taking a proactive approach to managing licensing and other contractual arrangements extracts the highest value from assets.
Most contractual obligations of licensees or payees are self-reported and self-policed, leading to less than expected benefits to the licensors or receivers. Companies can get improved performance through better contract enforcement with a forensic analysis of counterparty reporting and compliance with key contract clauses.
We have developed a global network of specialists with a unique blend of technical, forensic accounting, investigative and licensing skills. Our experienced practitioners offer tremendous knowledge in every facet of licensing management and compliance.
Under pressure to generate increasing returns for shareholders, many companies have begun to focus on intellectual property (IP) and intangible assets. With strategic alliances, licensing agreements, competition and globalization impacting business like never before, companies must take a proactive approach to managing licensing and other contractual arrangements in order to extract the highest value from their IP assets.
We analyze compliance with licenses and other business agreements to help companies realize incremental revenue and mitigate risk. Utilizing our experience, we can help companies understand accounting interpretations of license language, develop settlement strategies to recover underreported revenue, execute due diligence of royalties and advise on buy/sell decisions related to IP assets.
Services we provide include the following: