Emerging Industries And Technology Committee


Post date: Friday, October 16, 2020

The Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project in Nye County, Nev., is one of the largest utility-scale solar power plants in the U.S. The project utilizes more than 10,000 heliostats, or large mirror assemblies, to collect and focus the sun’s thermal energy, which the project then uses to generate electricity for sale.

Post date: Friday, October 16, 2020

It is a commonly accepted rule across the country that if a debtor has direct connections with marijuana – for example, cultivating the plant or leasing space to a dispensary or grow facility – that the debtor cannot seek relief under the U.S.

Post date: Friday, October 16, 2020

On Sept. 15, 2020, Flywheel Sports Inc. and its affiliates filed chapter 7 petitions with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. Flywheel’s filing continues the trend of gym and personal fitness companies, including venerable national chains Gold’s Gym and 24 Hour Fitness, seeking bankruptcy protection during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Post date: Friday, October 16, 2020

Matter of Provider Meds L.L.C.[1] involved contract rejection and related issues the Fifth Circuit stated it and most circuits had not previously considered. Tech Pharmacy Services (TPS) held a patent on methods involving remote pharmaceutical dispensing (the IP).

Post date: Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Editor’s Note: The following article, “From Sunbeam to In re Tempnology: Solving the Trademark Puzzle with a Burden-Shifting Framework” won the prize for second place in the Tenth Annual ABI Bankruptcy Law Student Writing Competition. Mr.

Post date: Tuesday, July 10, 2018

In the recent case of Mission Product Holdings Inc. v. Tempnology LLC,[1] the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit added to the already uncertain fate of trademark licenses in bankruptcy cases.

Post date: Tuesday, March 13, 2018

We are excited to announce that the Technology and IP Committee is broadening and redefining its scope. In connection with these efforts to remain progressive in an ever-changing innovative and technological world, the committee is now rebranded as the Emerging Industries and Technology Committee.

Post date: Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Lawyers, due to their risk-adverse nature, are commonly thought of as slow to adopt technology. Perhaps this perception has led to a slower development of the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the legal industry when compared to other industries like the medical field, where AI is increasingly used for medical diagnostics and robotic surgical systems.

Post date: Tuesday, September 26, 2017

I am Beverly A. Berneman, and I am pleased to take on the role of the editor of the ABI Technology and Intellectual Property Committee’s e-newsletter. By way of background, I am a partner with Golan Christie Taglia LLP in Chicago. I hold a J.D. from Chicago Kent School of Law, and my practice started in bankruptcy law.

Post date: Tuesday, March 01, 2016
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Christopher A. Ward

This article addresses a legitimate fear common among companies negotiating license agreements: the license counterparty filing for bankruptcy. Given the business interruption that could ultimately occur as a result of a restructuring event, it is vital for practitioners to address bankruptcy or insolvency issues up front during the negotiation of the license agreement.


Fri, 2017-12-01

Hosted by the Health Care, Real Estate, and Technology and Intellectual Property Committees This panel will explore the rapidly changing world of information technology and medical device technology, and how it is transforming the health care system in America. Just as importantly, the panelists will discuss the financial implications and issues impacting health care providers due to the costs associated with these technological changes, and how they are dealt with in the circumstance of a financially distressed health care business.

Sat, 2017-04-22

This panel hosted by the Ethics & Professional Compensation and Technology & Intellectual Property Committees will navigate the use and impact of the media in any bankruptcy case can pose challenging ethical dilemmas that are only exacerbated in highprofile cases. The panelists will explore these issues and share some of their personal insights and stories."

Tue, 2016-05-03

Crossing the Digital Divide: How to Use Social Media to Augment Your Practice

Wed, 2015-10-07

The ABI Bankruptcy Litigation Committee recently published a newsletter with articles focusing on IP matters in bankruptcy litigation. Following publication of the newsletter, authors invited members to dial in for further discussion of the topic and articles.

Sat, 2015-04-18

Using Technology Effectively: Strategies for Courtroom Success

Mr. Matthew T. Faga, Esq.
Markus Williams Young & Hunsicker LLC
Denver, CO
(303) 830-0800

Mr. Dylan G. Trache
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP
Washington, DC
(202) 712-2800

Mrs. Rebecca Finch Redwine, Esq.
Education Director
Hendren, Redwine & Malone, PLLC
Raleigh, NC
(919) 420-7867

Ms. Jill B. Bienstock, Esq.
Membership Relations Director
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
New York, NY
(201) 803-0420

Mr. Jarret P. Hitchings, Esq.
Newsletter Editor
Duane Morris LLP
Wilmington, PA
(302) 657-4952

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