Due Diligence

Due Diligence for Mergers and Acquisitions
Mergers and acquisitions are often complex and time-sensitive. Success depends on strategic and sound due diligence. Cardinal’s research team has the necessary skills and experience to assist you in this process. Due diligence services include:

Strength Assessment
• Invalidity research may be conducted on the subject assets, ensuring you don’t overpay.

Liability Assessment
• A thorough freedom-to-operate review provides a clear picture of your ongoing risk exposure.

Assignee/Ownership Review
• Title and assignee research determines whether the seller is unencumbered and entitled to transfer the IP to you.

Maintenance Fee Review
• Confirms the payment status of annuities and maintenance fees on the subject assets.

Historical Litigation Analysis
• Court record research provides a summary of the current and past assertions of the subject assets or patents identified during liability assessment.

Invalidity Search Options
  • Basic Validity

    U.S. & Worldwide Patents + Patent Publications & Non-Patent

    Includes

    • Independent Claims Only (Single Inventive Concept)
    • Essential NPL Searching
    • Claim Mapping / Analysis Available
    • 5-7 Business Days
    Quote
  • Standard Validity

    U.S. & Worldwide Patents + Patent Publications & Non-Patent

    Includes

    • Independent Claims Only (Single Inventive Concept)
    • Essential NPL Searching
    • Claim Mapping / Analysis Available
    • 5-7 Business Days
    Quote
  • Premium Validity

    U.S. & Worldwide Patents + Patent Publications & Non-Patent

    Includes

    • Independent Claims Only (Single Inventive Concept)
    • Essential NPL Searching
    • Claim Mapping / Analysis Available
    • 5-7 Business Days
    Quote
  • Redbird Validity

    U.S. & Worldwide Patents + Patent Publications & Non-Patent

    Includes

    • Independent Claims Only (Single Inventive Concept)
    • Essential NPL Searching
    • Claim Mapping / Analysis Available
    • 5-7 Business Days
    Quote