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

The Model Intellectual Property Security Agreement (MIPSA) Joint Task Force and the IP Financing Subcommittee of the Commercial Finance Committee will be meeting together at the Business Law Section Spring Meeting in Montreal, Quebec, from 3:00pm to 4:30pm (Eastern time) on Friday April 8, 2016. The meeting will be held in Fontaine F, on the Convention Floor in the Hotel Bonaventure.

Note: The Business Law Section's website had incorrectly shown that the meeting was on Thursday April 7, but the correct date is Friday April 8.

The meeting will include a wrap-up report on the MIPSA project and the anticipated publication in the summer issue of The Business Lawyer of the Task Force's work product:

  • Model Intellectual Property Security Agreement; and

  • Introductory Report and Background Considerations.

Please bring your ideas for additional projects for the Subcommittee or for the Task Force (under new leadership), especially if you are willing to take the lead on new projects. We hope to see you there, but if you cannot attend in person, please call in to the meeting:

Dial-in Information
Toll Free Dial-in: (U.S. and Canada): (866)646-6488
International Dial-in: (707)287-9583
Conference Passcode: 3576511256

In preparing the text for publication, we have made some minor changes (correcting typos and cross references, etc.) Revised drafts of both documents are posted below. (Re-revised April 1, 2016).

Thanks again to everyone who participated in the MIPSA project. I have appreciated your thoughts, comments, corrections, suggestions, and explanations, as well as your generosity in sharing your time and expertise with the Task Force over the last few years. Special thanks go to Co-Vice Chair Elaine Ziff, for her IP knowledge, tenacity and commitment, and to Task Force Editor Howard Darmstadter for his patience and artful wordsmithing.

Kathi Allen, Co-Chair

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Sub-Committee Chairs:

Allen, Katherine
Kavanaugh, Matthew

Sub-Committee Vice-Chairs:

Fournier, David
Murdock, John
Ziff, Elaine


Darmstadter, Howard

Committee Roster  

MIPSA Recent Drafts

Modified by Graham Hunt on April 4, 2016

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