Here Comes Trouble: Early Detection and Mitigation of Conflicts of Interest Risks for the IP Lawyer

Production Date: October 26, 2017 Practice Areas: Ethics and Intellectual Property Law Estimated Length: 3784 minutes


$ 59 Ethics and Intellectual Property Law In Stock

Lawyers who practice in the field of intellectual property law must navigate through a maze of ethics rules relating to potential conflicts of interest. This presentation, taught by Michael E. McCabe, Jr., and experienced practitioner in the fields of Intellectual Property and Ethics, will focus on helping the IP practitioner and law firm manager to spot conflict issues that are unique to the practice of patent and trademark law, such as identifying who is the “real” client, determining when a client becomes a former client, and determining whether a client representation presents a “subject matter” conflict of interest. The program will also address ways to mitigate the risks associated with such conflicts of interest, including the current viability of advanced conflict waivers.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand current and former client conflict scenarios in an IP practice setting
  2. Identify who is the “real” IP client in assessing conflicts
  3. Avoid the “accidental” IP client
  4. Spot conflict issues arising from common business relationships between lawyers and their IP clients
  5. Appreciate how conflict waivers operate
  6. Learn about the current state of the law regarding advanced conflict waivers

Jeffrey R.
Norcorss, GA

Made some interesting points that applied to the practice of law in general.

James S.
Richmond, VA

Very interesting.

Laura M.
Claremont, CA


Rondal M.

A very good overview of a very broad and difficult topic

Antoine M.
frederick, MD

Very precise and informative presentation

Anne W.
Richmond, VA

Extremely knowledgeable presenter

David G.
Williamston, NC


Sharon A.
Mandeville, LA

Good presentation

John M.
Portland, OR

Good presentation, thanks!

Steven H.
Apex, NC

This course was one of the most pertinent and relevant courses I have attended in a long time. The content was very useful.

Kristine C.
Dubuque, IA

Excellent presentation

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Mary P.
Richmond, VA

Excellent. Applicable to all, not just IP lawyers.

Jared B.
Chapel Hill, NC

Very good. IP is not my area, but the discussion was still clear and interesting.

Joseph L.
Washington, DC

The thought-provoking anecdotes are proof why anecdotal evidence is sometimes the most salient.

Amy L.
Alexandria, VA

The slide on what to consider when entering into a representation agreement was especially helpful.

Earl B.
Albuquerque, NM

this is the way CLE should be done...

Robert S.
Great Falls, VA

Excellent Presentation

Deanna C.
Glen Allen, VA

The presenter was outstanding. Excellent materials