Intellectual property and control of technology are pervasive issues in all transactions. Faegre Drinker professionals help structure your transactions to preserve your flexibility, while protecting your rights. We support every stage of a deal, from letter of intent to closing, from innovation to phase-out, from system selection through implementation and ongoing support. Our team combines deep capabilities in patent, trademark, copyright, trade secrets, software, services (including SaaS, IaaS and PaaS), development, and distributor and reseller agreements, with colleagues’ knowledge of mergers and acquisitions, finance, tax, litigation and antitrust to help you develop integrated, cross-disciplinary approaches to domestic and international deals. With a deep understanding of the pertinent issues and effective deal structure, we support research and development, including in the university setting, outsourcing transactions, inbound and outbound licensing deals, information technology, strategic alliances, joint ventures and equity investments.