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ABI Releases Update of Bankruptcy and Its Impact on Intellectual Property Law

Contact: John Hartgen
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September 22, 2009 Alexandria, Va. — The American Bankruptcy Institute has released the updated Bankruptcy and Its Impact on Intellectual Property Law, Second Edition, which covers the basics of IP law, including a description of property rights, license and assignment issues, and infringements. Coauthored by a patent litigator, Patricia S. Rogowski (Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP; Wilmington, Del.), and a commercial bankruptcy litigator, Craig B. Young (LeClairRyan; Alexandria, Va.), the handbook outlines what parties can do in a bankruptcy to protect intellectual property rights, including the debtor's ability to assign IP licenses. This second edition is updated with recent case law and is valuable to both the IP professional and the bankruptcy practitioner.

Members of the press interested in interviewing the authors should contact John Hartgen at 703-894-5935 or [email protected]. The 116-page softbound Bankruptcy and Its Impact on Intellectual Property Law, Second Edition ($25 ABI members; $45 non-members) is available for purchase at ABI's Online Bookstore. Click here to order.


ABI is the largest multi-disciplinary, nonpartisan organization dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency. ABI was founded in 1982 to provide Congress and the public with unbiased analysis of bankruptcy issues. The ABI membership includes more than 12,300 attorneys, accountants, bankers, judges, professors, lenders, turnaround specialists and other bankruptcy professionals, providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information. For additional information on ABI, visit For additional conference information, visit