American Bar Association
Model Intellectual Property Security Agreement Joint Task Force

ABA Section of Business Law

Model Intellectual Property Security Agreement Joint Task Force

Mission Statement

The Model IP Security Agreement Task Force is working on a model security agreement and possibly other documents dealing with intellectual property as collateral.

Task Force Meetings

Next Meeting March 18, 2015. The MIPSA Task Force meets monthly by teleconference, on the third (3rd) Wednesday of each month.

  • Date: March 18, 2015 (third Wednesday of each month)
  • Time: 4:00pm Eastern/3:00pm Central/2:00pm Mountain/1:00pm Pacific
  • Toll Free Dial-in: 866.646.6488
  • International Dial-in: +1.707.287.9583
  • Conference Passcode: 9101063640

Revised Draft. A revised draft of the model agreement is posted below, along with a redlined copy showing changes from the previous draft (February 2015).

Recent Activities. The Task Force last met by conference call on February 18, 2015.

Spring Meeting 2014. The Model Intellectual Property Security Agreement (MIPSA) Joint Task Force will meet jointly with the IP Financing Subcommittee of the Commercial Finance Committee at the Business Law Section's Spring Meeting in San Francisco on Friday, April 17, 2015, from 3:00-5:00 pm.

WORKING DRAFT CAVEAT: Please note that the working drafts of the model agreement that are distributed or posted from time to time are not final, and are intended for the Task Force's use only. These drafts have not been approved by the Task Force or any other group or individual for further distribution. In fact, a draft may intentionally include contested language and/or concepts solely for discussion purposes. Subject to this caveat, we encourage you to participate in meetings and send comments, corrections, questions and suggestions to me.

Thank you all for your contributions and help. I look forward to finishing up this project in 2015!

Kathi Allen, Co-Chair

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MIPSA Recent Drafts


Sub-Committee Chairs:

Allen, Katherine
Kavanaugh, Matthew

Sub-Committee Vice-Chairs:

Fournier, David
Murdock, John
Ziff, Elaine

Committee Roster  

Prior Reports

2013 Spring Meeting, 2012 Annual Meeting, 2011 Spring Meeting, 2010 Annual Meeting.


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Modified by Katherine Allen on March 17, 2015

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