Legal ethics issues arise in a variety of contexts, and certain contexts tend to present the same issues over and again. Intellectual property transactions (such as procurement of rights, diligence of IP assets, and licensing) give rise to a predicable set of ethics issues that attorneys can navigate more confidently once they know where to focus attention. In this program – essential for all IP transactional attorneys – Eric A. Prager will cover ethics issues that copyright, patent, and trademark lawyers (and corporate lawyers addressing IP issues) can expect to encounter regularly. The program reviews the ethics rules that underpin attorneys’ obligations, provides concrete examples pulled from real-world situations, and gives attorneys tools to help avoid costly mistakes.
One hour of Ethics CLE credit will be available to Venable clients who attend the live program. Currently, we are unable to offer credit for watching the recorded program.
Topics to Be Covered
- Which state’s rules apply in multijurisdictional practice
- Use of investigators to gather information from adversaries
- Duties of candor to courts, tribunals, and the USPTO
- Communications with represented parties
- Duty to report misconduct
Eric A. Prager, Partner, Venable LLP