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 Co-Chairs Greg D. Leibold & Greg C. Golla


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Merchant & Gould Listed in IAM Patent 1000
Three Merchant & Gould offices and fourteen individuals were recognized in the IAM Patent 1000 list of “the world’s leading patent professionals” for 2017.In its rankings of firms and individuals, IAM Patent 1000 includes Merchant & ...
Behrooz and Mayer Lecturing at CASRIP Patent & IP Law Summer Institute
Merchant & Gould attorneys Alireza Behrooz, Ph.D., and Anneliese Mayer will be instructors at the CASRIP Patent and Intellectual Property Law and Practice Summer Institute, held annually at the University of Washington School of Law. As part of the IP ...
Greg Leibold on Licensing Panel at IP Enforcement & Monetization Summit
Greg Leibold, a partner at the Denver office of Merchant & Gould, will present a licensing seminar at The IP Enforcement & Monetization Summit Silicon Valley, held April 21, 2016.The IP Enforcement Summit explores, benchmarks and challenges the ...
Brian Batzli Speaking at 8th Annual Corporate IP Counsel Conference
Brian Batzli, CEO and Managing Partner of Merchant & Gould, will be a featured speaker at the 8th Annual Corporate IP Counsel conference, held March 23-24 in New York City. Brian, along with Burch Harper, VP and Deputy General Counsel of Rambus, will ...
Merchant & Gould Attorneys Participate in GMA Legal Conference in CA
Two partners from Merchant & Gould's Washington, D.C. office are scheduled to participate in an interactive panel on protecting intellectual property at the Grocery Manufacturers Association 2016 Legal Conference in Rancho Mirage, California.Matt Fedowitz ...