Mike and Emil presented a Lawline Ethics CLE: “Avoiding Discipline at the USPTO: Recent Developments in Patent and Trademark Ethics”
This course will provide patent and trademark attorneys with an update on how ethically to practice before the USPTO. Attendees will learn about the ethics issues that arise most frequently during IP representation. The presenters, Michael McCabe and Emil Ali, are registered patent attorneys who specialize in USPTO ethics and disciplinary matters. The course provides practical advice on how practitioners can spot issues and conform their practices to the requirements of the USPTO’s Rules of Professional Conduct.
This program will benefit patent and trademark prosecutors and litigators of all levels of experience.
Identify recent trends in patent and trademark ethics
Analyze conflicts of interest in IP representation
Explain who is, and who is not, your IP client
Improve practices to mitigate ethics risks and avoid professional discipline