Ethical Issues for In-House Patent Counsel

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Ethical Issues for In-House Patent Counsel

When:
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 12:00pm – 1:15pm

Where: 
COC Headquarters (live interactive simulcast)
Hickory, NC 28601
Dining Room D      

Corning Incorporated (live presentation)
Corning, NY 14831
Armistead Conference Room

Sorenson BioScience (Axygen) (live interactive simulcast)
6507 South 400 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84107

Expert Instructor: 
David K.S. Cornwell
Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, P.L.L.C. (Washington D.C.)

Coordinated through: 
Coordinated through: Jay Barron and J.T. Haran 

Full Course Title: “Ethical Issues for In-House Patent Counsel”
This 75 minute CLE course explores some of the ethical issues in-house IP lawyers face on a day-to-day basis.  It delves into law firm conflicts, explaining why law firms have a need for certain types of conflicts waivers and what really constitutes a conflict.  Next, it reviews disciplinary issues that IP practitioners registered at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office should be aware of as their practice is subject to the Office of Enrollment and Discipline.  The course also explores ethical issues relating to negotiating IP agreements.  The course looks at attorney-client privilege issues and how to handle inadvertent disclosures.  Finally, the course addresses ethics within the context of the Corning legal department.

Registration Information: 
All participants must be registered for the program.  Seating is limited and registration is required.  Registration for the program closes on Tuesday, September 26, 2017.  To register call 607.974.0665 or 828.901.6998, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

CLE Information:
North Carolina participants are invited to join by live fully-interactive audio and visual simulcast teleconference accompanied with Outlook Lync Online Meeting in a classroom setting.  Accreditation for 1.25 CLE "Ethics" credit hours will be applied for through the NC State Bar Continuing Legal Education Board.  Attendance is confirmed both visually and by sign-in/sign-out sheet.  There must always be more than one (1) attorney attending the Hickory classroom presentation.

New York participants are invited to join this live presentation, located at Corning, NY, in a classroom setting.  This course is appropriate for both newly-admitted and experienced New York attorneys and has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 CLE “Ethics” credit hours.  Attendance is confirmed both visually and by sign-in/sign-out sheet.

Utah participant is invited to join by live fully-interactive audio and visual simulcast teleconference presentation, accompanied with Outlook Lync Online Meeting in a classroom setting.  This course is appropriate for experienced New York attorneys and has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 CLE “Ethics” credit hours.  Attendance is confirmed both visually and by sign-in/sign-out sheet.

Throughout the entire course, NC, UT, and NY attendees will be able to (1) participate in live interactive discussions, (2) visually see each other in their respective conference room, and (3) view the live PowerPoint presentation as presented by David K.S. Cornwell from the law firm of Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein, Fox P.L.L.C.  Each conference room location will have a sign-in/sign-out sheet and evaluation forms.  The evaluation forms must be completed at the end of the course prior to departing the classroom and submitted to the CLE coordinator.

There is no fee for this course.

NO FOOD IS ALLOWED IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM DURING THE PROGRAM PRESENTATION.