Cooley Godward Kronish LLP
3175 Hanover Street
Palo Alto, CA 94306
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
TOPICS DISCUSSED INCLUDE:
Overview of the effects of US bankruptcy law on IP licenses
The impact of international transactions on IP rights
Nuts and bolts about assuming, rejecting and assigning IP licenses
Debtor as Licensor: how the bankruptcy code's special licensee protections work
Debtor as Licensee: how can you protect your rights in the event of a bankruptcy
How to draft IP licenses to minimize the worst effects of bankruptcy
The latest trends on IP and bankruptcy issues, including the Supreme Court's
recent interest in this subject
1.25 hours of "participatory" MCLE credit can be applied towards this event.
CAROLYN L. CRAIG – Ms. Craig is a partner in the Cooley Godward Kronish Technology Transactions practice group. She joined the Firm in 1997 and is resident in Cooley's Palo Alto office. Recognized as a leader in her field in the Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2008 Edition, her practice is concentrated in the areas of intellectual property law and technology based transactions including licensing, development and acquisitions. Additionally, Ms. Craig counsels high technology companies on protecting their rights when contracting with federal, state and local government agencies.
LEIANNE S. CRITTENDEN – Ms. Crittenden is Vice President, Chief Counsel for Oracle Financing Division, the global vendor financing unit of Oracle Corporation, the largest provider of database software in the world. She participates on various committees relating to financing intellectual property rights, bankruptcy and secured transactions with respect to intellectual property for the American Bar Association and the Equipment Leasing Association. She is currently Co-Chair of the American Bar Association's Business Law Section's Committee on Corporate Counsel, and past Chair of the Secured Transactions Subcommittee of the ABA 's UCC Committee, and from 2002 through 2005 was Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property Financing Subcommittee of the ABA 's Commercial Financial Services Committee. At Oracle she is responsible for legal matters for the vendor financing unit, which operates in over 50 countries to provide Oracle's customers with installment payment and lease payment options for their acquisition of Oracle products and services.
ROBERT L. EISENBACH III – Mr. Eisenbach is a partner in the Cooley Godward Kronish Bankruptcy & Restructuring practice group. He joined the Firm in 1986 and is partner in charge of Cooley's San Francisco office. Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® for Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law, and recognized as one of Northern California 's Super Lawyers®, Mr. Eisenbach focuses his practice on bankruptcy and restructuring matters. He frequently represents unsecured creditors' committees in Chapter 11 cases in a range of industries, including semiconductor and storage technology, biotechnology, healthcare and retail. In addition, Mr. Eisenbach regularly guides companies and their boards of directors through Chapter 11 and out-of-court restructurings. He has also developed a national reputation for helping clients deal with the intersection of intellectual property and bankruptcy law, representing licensors, licensees and others on these complex issues. He has served as Vice-Chair of the Subcommittee on Technology-Oriented Bankruptcies of the Business Bankruptcy Committee of the American Bar Association's Business Law Section and is a frequent speaker on the interplay between bankruptcy and intellectual property law, as well as other aspects of bankruptcy law.
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$40 after May 7
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