This situation at work reminds me of an auction scene from an old Western film when I was younger.
"What're ya gonna do now that yer outta cash, Shady Vendor? Ya can't sell yer IP 'cause they ain't worth nothin'. Ya can't sell yer lawyers 'cause yer gonna need 'em. Yeah, yer gonna need 'em bad."
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko