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 in Chicago

The MIPSA Task Force's next meeting will be held this Thursday at the ABA Business Law Section's Annual Meeting in Chicago. (The regular monthly conference call meeting scheduled for Wednesday September 16 is CANCELLED.) As usual, the Task Force will meet jointly with the Commercial Finance Committee’s Intellectual Property Financing Subcommittee, chaired by Arleen Nand.

Date: Thursday September 17, 2015
Time: 1:30 - 3:00 Central Time
Location: Columbian, Bronze Level, West Tower (Hyatt Regency Chicago)

Dial-in Information
U.S. and Canada: (866) 646-6488
International Dial-in: (707) 287-9583
Conference Code: 1145265056

Revised Drafts

Attached are revised drafts for discussion at the meeting.

  • Model Intellectual Property Security Agreement (with comparison to July draft). Most of the changes to the Model Agreement are minor.

  • MIPSA Introductory Report (with comparison to July draft). The Report, on the other hand, has been heavily revised and, I think, clarified. Section 4 (on the intersection of federal IP laws and Article 9) has been restructured and essentially rewritten from scratch, in light of earlier discussions and comments from Task Force members. I strongly encourage you to read through the clean copy; the redlined copy is included for completeness, but is not much help in light of the restructuring.

If you will be in Chicago, please join us in person on Thursday. If not, please call in to the meeting if you can. I still think we are close to a final product, and a much better one now. Although it may not be ready for final approval at this meeting, we hope that further changes will be minimal.

In any event, please feel free to send me any comments, corrections, questions or suggestions, in any format you like.

Thanks for your participation and interest!

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


Darmstadter, Howard

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Modified by Graham Hunt on September 29, 2015

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