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Ethics – IP Practice Developments in 2016

15 Dec 2016, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (Eastern Time)                            

Program Speakers

Rebecca J. Kaufman, Kathleen E. McCarthy and Abby L. Parsons


The presentation will focus on ethical issues faced by practitioners handling matters with a significant intellectual property component (patent, trademark, copyright). Specifically, the presentation will address ethical issues that arise in IP prosecution and litigation contexts - including conflicts, client identity, duty of competence, the unauthorized practice of law, confidentiality, responsibilities in making statements to the USPTO, investigations, use of social media and more. The presentation will review the various rules that apply to practitioners, including state and USPTO rules, as well as recent decisions from the USPTO's Office of Enrollment and Discipline.

If you have questions that are not addressed during the program, please contact one of the speakers and they will be happy to answer them.

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Glenda R. Smith
Senior Paralegal

King & Spalding LLP
1180 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
+1 404 572 3017 Direct