Negotiating the minefield of intellectual property transactions takes experience - the kind of experience that comes with over a hundred years of practice.

At Merchant & Gould, intellectual property is not just another asset in a deal. After over a century of experience helping clients acquire intellectual property of every kind, we understand the nuance, complexity, and importance of IP in modern, global transactions. Whether protecting clients from IP liability or maximizing their investment in IP, our team of transactional attorneys advise clients on a full range of technology transactions, including:

  • Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Licensing
  • Software License and Maintenance Agreements
  • IP Monetization Strategies
  • Material Transfer Agreements
  • Strategic Alliances, Joint Development, and Collaboration Agreements
  • Technology Consulting Agreements
  • Commercialization, Distribution, OEM, and Supply Agreements
  • Due Diligence Supporting IP Acquisition, Licensing, Divestment and Investment
  • Patent Incentive Programs
  • Confidentiality Agreements
  • Settlement Agreements
  • IP Auditing Services
  • Open Source Licensing and Compliance
  • Requests for Proposals
  • Outsourcing Agreements

Our technology transaction team includes partners and associates from all of our technical disciplines, including: mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science/software/Internet, chemical engineering, pharmaceuticals, and life sciences. When our attorneys negotiate a transaction, they understand the technology, as well as the deal. With breadth and depth of experience in a variety of technologies and transactions, Merchant & Gould assembles the best possible team to help our clients get the most out of their intellectual property.


Licensing Practice Group Chairs Greg C. Golla