Investors, tech lenders and licensees should be thinking about how insolvency can affect their IP rights.  IP is a corporate asset and given that no company is immune to an economic slowdown, understanding how IP assets and related IP licences can be affected in an insolvency and restructuring scenario, should be on your radar.

Following recent amendments expanding the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act , licensees of IP now have wider protections in the event an owner and licensor of IP becomes insolvent. Those amendments will not only impact licensees but also investors and lenders.