Interessantes zur Frage wie es sich mit einer Lizenz aus Sicht des Lizenznehmers im US-Insolvenzverfahren des Lizenzgebers verhält.
Patent, copyright and trade secret licensees, and the licensing professionals representing them, have taken comfort in the protection afforded by §365(n) of the Bankruptcy Code since its enactment. In the event of the licensor’s bankruptcy, the license would survive. But a closer examination reveals key areas where this comfort is unwarranted. Consequently, a licensee should approach a licensor in a weak or potentially weak financial position with great caution before investing in, and building a business around or business line based on, the in-licensed technology. This article will examine, in the patent license context, the major areas where §365(n) does not represent a complete solution and will suggest some possible approaches to improving the licensee’s position. Link: New York Law Journal