News 17 Sep. 2015

L. P. Harrison 3rd and Eric Stenshoel Lead FT Webinar on Intellectual Property Licenses During Bankruptcy

Curtis Restructuring partner L.P. Harrison 3rd and Curtis Intellectual Property counsel Eric Stenshoel will present a webinar geared for General Counsel on Thursday, September 17, 2015 on 'What to Know About Handling Intellectual Property Licenses During Bankruptcy.'

The webcast, part of the GC Briefs series produced by the Financial Times' ExecSense unit, will be broadcast initially on September 17 @ 1:00 p.m. EDT. On-demand access will be available immediately after the original webcast. The one-hour long webcast will be available on computers, smart phones, tablet devices, or the ExecSense iOS/Google Android App.

Registration prior to the webcast is required.

The IP Licenses /Bankruptcy webinar will focus on managing the complexities of IP law in the context of insolvency, both within the U.S. and internationally, and how to manage licensor and licensee relationships successfully. During the session, General Counsel will learn:

An analysis of the two fundamental interests in IP licensing contractslicensee's business and licensor's controland how to negotiate terms that satisfy all parties with regards to duration, exclusivity, transferability, territory, and royalty payments
The latest and most relevant protocols and case laws dictating IP controls during bankruptcy settlements - and how they impact creditors and contract counterparties
How to create contracts that protect your clients from the potential IP complications of bankruptcy by considering security interests and royalty payment structures for licensees and including continuing obligations and exclusivity rights for licensors
A case study of a cross-border bankruptcy case involving structurally complex, international organizations and distinct, overseas court systems that will help you understand some of the intricacies of disposition and IP rights.

Mr. Harrison is co-chair of Curtis' Restructuring and Insolvency group. He has many years of experience with insolvency proceedings, workouts and liquidations on behalf of debtors, creditors and trustees. He is a member of the prestigious International Insolvency Institute, due to his “prominence in the insolvency area, reputation and experience in the international area.” He was named last year as an INSOL International Fellow.

Mr. Stenshoel focuses on intellectual property issues related to mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, research and development agreements, private equity transactions involving emerging technologies, and complex licensing arrangements, as well as intellectual property litigation. The 2015 World Trademark Review 1000 recognizes him as a “Recommended Expert.”