Intellectual property is a hot area of the law, and businesses, along with individuals, are using intellectual property interests to start, grow and value their businesses. After the patent, trademark or copyright application is filed, most individuals and businesses think they are done with the process; however, some often overlooked interests, estate planning issues, can present significant problems in the future. A change in marital status, death and estate planning structure can all influence how intellectual property is owned, transferred and prosecuted worldwide. This topic will focus on several key points of convergence between the intellectual property world and the estate planning world. Small, mid-size and large businesses, along with business owners and individuals will benefit from this information.