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Intellectual Property Law and Chapter 11 Essentials Explored in Two New Products from the ABI Bookstore

Contact: John Hartgen


September 17, 2007, Alexandria, Va. — Two new titles are now available for purchase from the American Bankruptcy Institute’s bookstore to help bankruptcy professionals navigate important areas of their practice. Bankruptcy and its Impact on Intellectual Property covers the basics of IP law, including a description of property rights, license and assignment issues and infringements. 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. The manual, written by Patricia S. Rogowski of Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP (Wilmington, Del.) and Craig B. Young of Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP (Washington, D.C.), outlines what parties can do in a bankruptcy to protect intellectual property rights, including the debtor-in-possession’s ability to assign IP licenses.

Also available is theChapter 11-'101:' The Essentials of Chapter 11 Practice CD-Rom, a compilation and expansion of a series of articles first written for the ABIJournal, ABI’s flagship periodical, during 2004 and 2005. Updated and assembled in a handy electronic format, the work is an essential but fast read for new restructuring professionals from attorneys to financial restructuring advisors. More than 20 chapters of topics are covered by authors Jonathan P. Friedland of Schiff Hardin LLP (Chicago), Michael L. Bernstein of Arnold & Porter LLP (Washington, D.C.), Prof. George W. Kuney of Universityof Tennessee’s College of Law (Knoxville, Tenn.) and Prof. JackAyer of theUC Davis School of Law (Chico, Calif.), with extensive supplemental materials from actual cases.


Both the softbound, 100-page Bankruptcy and its Impact on Intellectual Property manual and Chapter 11-'101:' The Essentials of Chapter 11 Practice CD-Rom are available for purchase. Click here to order from the online ABI Bookstore.


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 11,500 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