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Bartholomew Verdirame, Partner, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP to Speak at KC’s Recent Bankruptcy Court Decision Regarding IP Rights of Licensees from Foreign Owners

New York, NY, July 10, 2011 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Bartholomew Verdirame, Partner, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Understanding the Recent Bankruptcy Court Decision Regarding Intellectual Property Rights of Licensees from Foreign Owners LIVE Webcast.” This event is scheduled for September 20, 2011 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM ET. (For further details, please visit:

Event Synopsis:

The recent financial crisis with its many associated bankruptcy filings has a significant impact on intellectual property ("IP") litigation and licensing activities. Cases such as the Qimonda Bankruptcy Case and the Third Circuit’s Exide decision have highlighted issues arising from insolvency proceedings involving patents and patent licenses. The big question is, who owns the intellectual property post bankruptcy? The investors? Creditors? Both? This topic and the issues surrounding will be explored during the webcast.

The Knowledge Group is assembling a panel of speaker experts and regulators who will share their expertise in a two-hour webcast. The audience will have a chance for a live interaction with the panel in a question and answer segment.

This event will explore the following topics:

- The Bankruptcy Code: General Principles
- Chapter 11 and Chapter 15
- Bankruptcy Code Section 365(n) Up Close
- The IP License Agreement
- IP Asset Sales and Rights
- Recent Regulatory Updates
- Live interactive Q&A session

About Bartholomew Verdirame

Bartholomew Verdirame has more than 30 years of experience representing clients in all aspects of intellectual property law. He specializes in patent litigation in the areas of chemistry, pharmaceuticals, and engineering and has extensive experience in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in complex patent reexaminations and interferences. In addition to litigation, Bart counsels clients in licensing intellectual property and in IP issues relating to mergers, acquisitions and bankruptcy. Most recently, he assisted the United States Treasury on IP matters in the General Motors and Chrysler bankruptcies. Bart also counsels clients in preparing patent portfolios in diverse areas of technology, including alternative energy developments.

Bart was selected by the country’s six largest oil companies to guide them in a patent dispute involving reformulated gasoline that included trials in the district court, appeal to the Federal Circuit, reexaminations in the Patent and Trademark office and proceedings in the Federal Trade Commission involving government standards and patents.

Among the clients Bart has represented are Arco Chemical, ChevronTexaco, Shell Oil, ExxonMobil, Texaco Inc. and Hoffmann La Roche. Bart served as chair of the NYIPLA committee on Litigation Practice and Procedure.

Bart has lectured on topics such as Intellectual Property and Bankruptcy, the reimportation of pharmaceuticals, representing multiple parties in intellectual property litigation and in preparations for litigations under the Hatch Waxman Act. He is identified in The Legal 500 U.S. as one of ‘the best’ in Intellectual Property Patent Litigation.

Bart was a partner in the intellectual property law firm Morgan & Finnegan before joining Cadwalader.

Bart earned his J.D. degree from St. John’s School of Law, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from C.C.N.Y.

About Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP puts over 200 years of legal experience and innovation to work today. As one of the world's most prominent financial services law firms, it has its long-standing client relationships with premier financial institutions, Fortune 500 companies and other leading corporations, government entities, charitable and health care organizations, and individual private clients. It has earned a reputation for crafting innovative business and financial solutions and developing precedent-setting legal strategies to achieve their clients' goals.

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