Scrip is part of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. For high-quality copies or electronic reprints for distribution to colleagues or customers, please call +44 (0) 20 3377 3183

Printed By


Why Patent Due Diligence Matters

This article was originally published in Start Up

Executive Summary

Most often, IP due diligence is performed by a venture fund's legal counsel as the last step in a box-checking exercise prior to the wiring of funds, so that only a monumental IP issue can disrupt the inexorable rush to a closing. But no matter how famous the institution from which IP is being licensed, university technology transfer offices do no meaningful IP diligence prior to licensing a technology-and start-ups are left wide open to a variety of problems.





Ask The Analyst

Please Note: Click here for more information on the Ask the Analyst service.

Your question has been successfully sent to the email address below and we will get back as soon as possible. my@email.address.

All fields are required.

Please make sure all fields are completed.

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please enter a valid e-mail address

Please enter a valid Phone Number

Ask your question to our analysts