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Webinar: The Intersection of Intellectual Property and Bankruptcy

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October 27, 2023 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

1 Legal Specialization in Bankruptcy Law; 1 Participatory MCLE Credits

Join us for an insightful webinar on the issues that surface in bankruptcy cases relating to intellectual property. Topics that will be discussed include but are not limited to, verifying the status of the IP; who is the owner; how much are the maintenance fees and when are they due; is the IP encumbered; how do you encumber IP; how do you value and transfer/ sell the IP; and as the holder of IP what are your rights and remedies when a debtor files bankruptcy. By the end of the program, you will have an understanding of the relationship between IP and bankruptcy and be able to identify issues that affect either the debtor/ trustee and the owner of the IP.

Speakers: Gary Kaplan and Adam Aiken Lewis

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Gary M. Kaplan, is Chair of the Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Creditors’ Rights Group at the San Francisco firm of Farella Braun + Martel LLP.  He has over 30 years of experience representing debtors, creditors, creditors’ committees, trustees and receivers in a wide range of bankruptcy and nonbankruptcy matters. His practice includes both out of court and Chapter 11 restructurings, and advising clients regarding pre- and post-bankruptcy strategy, debt collection, judgment enforcement, and provisional remedies. He represents lenders and borrowers in a wide range of financing transactions, including debtor-in-possession financing, as well as lease and guaranty matters. He also has extensive litigation experience in bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy courts, at trial and appellate levels, including in the U.S. Supreme Court.  

Mr. Kaplan is Board Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Certification and a Certified Legal Specialist in Bankruptcy Law by the State Bar of California.  He has been selected as a Northern California Super Lawyer for the years 2004-2006 and 2009-2020.  Mr. Kaplan is the former President of the Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum and former Chair of the Bankruptcy Law Advisory Commission, of the California State Bar.  He is also a frequent speaker on bankruptcy and insolvency law matters.

We are committed to accessibility! Virtual events are equipped with closed captioning. To request an in-person accommodation, send us a note at or contact us at 916-516-1760 for assistance.


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