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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.

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

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.

Post date: Wednesday, December 16, 2015

John G. Loughnane and John T. Farnum have served as co-chairs this past year for the Technology and Intellectual Property Committee. Continuing a recent trend, the committee again experienced a very busy year as technology continues to develop at a rapid pace, as does the law concerning intellectual property (IP) in insolvency.

Post date: Tuesday, October 13, 2015

There is much in the booming health care industry to entice an acquisition or integration. The boom has been accompanied by vast amounts of data digitized as electronic health records and myriad other formats. This data adds great value to health care organizations. Because of its value, data merits exacting protection from loss of any kind.

Kenneth David Kraft
Post date: Wednesday, September 30, 2015

An unprecedented filing leads to an unprecedented joint solution from the both the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware and the Ontario Superior Court of Justice -Commercial List supervising the Nortel liquidation in Canada and the U.S.

Post date: Thursday, August 27, 2015

Trump Entertainment Resorts Trump AC Casino Marks, LLC (the “licensee/debtor”) filed voluntary petitions for chapter 11 relief on Sept. 9, 2014. On Aug. 5, 2014, Trump Marks, LLC sought to terminate the royalty-free trademark license previously granted to the licensee/debtor.

Christopher G. Bradley
Post date: Thursday, August 27, 2015

In today’s corporate bankruptcy world, a debtor’s most important and valuable assets often come in the form of intellectual property (IP). Understanding the effect of bankruptcy on IP licenses is crucial not only for debtors, but also for existing licensees and for potential purchasers of IP assets.

Post date: Wednesday, July 22, 2015

On April 3, 2015, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas ruled that business social media accounts are property of the estate. Accordingly, the court ordered the former owner to relinquish control of the accounts, which the former owner claimed were personal and not business related.[1]


Tue, 05/03/2016

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

Wed, 10/07/2015

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, 04/18/2015

Using Technology Effectively: Strategies for Courtroom Success

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