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Intellectual Property Considerations in Times of Financial Distress

Feb 11, 2013

First published in the Hawai‘i Bar Journal (the official publication of the Hawai‘i State Bar Association), February 2013 Edition.

Business Law Counsel, Johnathan C. Bolton, and Intellectual Property Counsel, Martin S. Loui, both of Goodsill Anderson Quinn and Stifel in Honolulu, co-authored the article:  “Intellectual Property Considerations in Times of Financial Distress,” an article discussing the complicated and complex laws of intellectual property (IP) as they intersect with bankruptcy law, sometimes with surprising effects to not only for the insolvent business, but also to parties engaged in licensing arrangements with it.  View a copy of the article (courtesy of the Hawai‘i Bar Journal).

Mr. Bolton’s practice comprises business law, including licensing, strategic asset acquisitions, corporate finance and restructuring matters.  Mr. Bolton is Board Certified by the American Board of Certification in Business Bankruptcy Law and holds a Certificate of Specialization in Business Bankruptcy Law from the Supreme Court of Hawai‘i.

Mr. Loui’s practice comprises IP portfolio development, licensing and litigation support. Loui has both developed patent and trademark portfolios for, and has helped license, some of the world’s most recognized brands and business technologies. He formerly served as a Patent Examiner and a Trademark Attorney at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

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