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Intellectual property (patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets) can become a significant asset of a debtor's estate and special rules apply depending on whether the assets are defined as property of the estate or an executory contract.
This second edition of Bankruptcy and Its Impact on Intellectual Property Law covers the basics of IP law, including a description of property rights, license and assignment issues, and infringements. It incorporates recent caselaw and is valuable to both the IP professional and the bankruptcy practitioner.
Coauthored by a patent litigator and a commercial bankruptcy litigator, the handbook outlines what parties can do in a bankruptcy to protect intellectual property rights, including the DIP's ability to assign IP licenses.