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The economic impact of the pandemic has been catastrophic. As of the end of August, bankruptcy filings by companies with at least a half-billion dollars in liabilities had surged 120% year-over-year, according to the investment bank Jefferies. For many of these companies, their intellectual property, including patents and trademarks, are significant assets, and counsel for these businesses, as well as counsel for their creditors, licensees and licensors, will need to understand these issues that arise to avoid pitfalls and take full advantage of opportunities to exploit the full value of a company’s IP for the benefit of their clients.

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