Intellectual Property Valuation Issues In Bankruptcy

Law360, New York (June 20, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- According to the American Bankruptcy Institute, business bankruptcy filings increased more than 40 percent in 2007. And today, news of corporations and start-ups declaring bankruptcy continues to be a regular occurrence.

Along with that, the sale of intellectual property (“IP”) assets from bankrupt companies is occurring across many industries including retail, music and entertainment, and high technology.

As markets unwind and more bankruptcies occur, how is a fair value for a company’s IP assets determined? What information should attorneys be aware of so they can appropriately...
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