This month’s discussion in Contracting is Intellectual Property. Intellectual property may take many forms but generally includes patent rights, copyright rights, and servicemark and trademark rights. Intellectual property is a creation of federal law and covers a wide range of matters from inventions to writings and made a valuable asset from both parties’ point of view.

The intellectual property right is often viewed as a general intangible. A general intangible is a collateral category of comfort by the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), whereas the concept of intellectual property collateral in its pure form may not be as familiar.

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