The way it is important to conduct due diligence before any transaction, patent related transactions are not too dissimilar. Sagacious has been providing such due diligence services using its 12-point checklist that easily and quickly identifies any issues and problems with the identified assets. The process covers all procedural, administrative, ownership and validity related checks that may become a problem later.
A Fortune 50 client approached Sagacious for the due diligence on the Yahoo! portfolio when it was offered for sale. Sagacious evaluated around 3,000 patents to identify which patents could be acquired. Eventually, based on the report shared the portfolio was not acquired.
Sagacious evaluated certain sets of Alcatel patents from the perspective of acquisition for one of the clients in the Software Defined Networks vertical. The portfolio was promising. However, the decision-making window was very short and eventually the company, including the patent portfolio was acquired by Nokia.