Problem 13: Minimizing Tax Liability and Using
Intellectual Property Holding Companies
1. Amend the license agreement between Contair and Assist for the
VRS technology (Chapter 4), to include a clause that minimizes Contair's
tax liability. What additional steps would need to be taken in order
to minimize Kuruma's individual tax liability?
2. Taking into account the list of IP assets that you generated from
Chapter 2, provide counsel to Contair on the advisability of forming an
IHC to help Contair minimize its state income tax. If you conclude
that forming an IHC would be advantageous to Contair, how would you go about
forming the IHC and maintaining it on a going-forward basis to ensure the
deductibility of expenses paid to the IHC?