Lexis Practice Advisor® Content Highlights

Lexis Practice Advisor® Content Highlights

Lexis Practice Advisor® continually adds and enhances content to the 12 existing offerings. The following are a couple of notable content additions identified by the Lexis Practice Advisor content team for the month of March 2016.

Intellectual Property & Technology

The Intellectual Property & Technology Lexis Practice Advisor offering has continued to expand its patent litigation content. New content includes: (1) a practice note and checklist on conducting patent clearance searches and a related expert form, “Freedom to Operate Opinion Letter,” with drafting notes and alternate/optional clauses; (2) a practice note on provisional rights and a related expert form, “Provisional Rights Notice Letter,” with drafting notes and alternate/optional clauses; (3) a practice note on selecting and retaining experts for patent litigation; (4) a practice note and checklist on the key requirements and deadlines of the local patent rules for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; and (5) checklists on claim construction considerations and strategy for both patent owners and accused infringers.

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Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy

The Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy Lexis Practice Advisor offering has added a Current Bankruptcy Schemes and Reforms subtopic. This subtopic provides comprehensive guidance on the current state of federal bankruptcy law, including coverage on the sequence of a Chapter 11 case, the role of first day motions in bankruptcy, DIP financing, professional retention, plan confirmation, asset sales in bankruptcy, the filing of a proof of claim and appeals in bankruptcy. The Current Bankruptcy Schemes and Reforms subtopic also examines proposed future reforms to federal bankruptcy law, particularly those reforms impacting secured creditors and distressed investors. Additionally, coverage has been added regarding section 546 of the Bankruptcy Code, including the broad protections afforded by section 546’s safe harbor provisions, as well as fraudulent transfers under section 546.

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