Intellectual property and contracting

Protect and preserve strategic IP deals

Are you extracting the right value from your IP?

Intellectual property is intrinsically connected to business value. Yet software, patents and other intellectual property can be tricky to measure, protect and fully leverage. The challenges multiply when you enter into IP deals — joint ventures, licensing, distribution and other strategic alliances — which carry hidden risks such as counterparty failure, revenue leakage and litigation.

Here’s the dilemma: While your business model and competitive landscape may require you to engage in strategic IP deals, you face a constant risk — that the benefits of such deals may never materialize. That’s why intellectual property contracts require enormous attention to detail, at every stage — from strategy and valuation, to negotiation and execution, to compliance and monitoring.

Forensics in the real world: Jeff Leedom on Global IP

Global IP is being impacted by the speed at which counterfeit and pirated goods are entering the marketplace. Are you ready? PwC Forensics Partner Jeff Leedom shares his perspective on what companies can do to achieve success.


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Trust-based agreement

When trust is at stake, objectivity, experience and perspective can make all the difference.

Regardless of your industry or geographic profile, a strategic approach and a forensic mindset can increase the value of your IP and contractual relationships and deliver the investment results you’re after. Our specialists have the knowledge as well as local language, cultural and business experience to help you protect your interests and realize the full value of contracts, no matter where or how you do business. Among the many topics we address are: 

  • Licensing management and contract compliance
  • Software asset management
  • Strategic IP advice
  • Compliance inspections
  • Computer forensics and eDiscovery
  • Investigative and regulatory analytics
  • Corporate intelligence and strategic threat management

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Jeff Leedom

Principal, PwC US

Bruce Vanderbush

Principal, PwC US

Kim Wiatrak

Partner, PwC US

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