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Best Practices: Ethical Considerations in IP Transactions

Glen P. Belvis

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Intellectual property transactions frequently involve unique ethical issues and hidden conflicts of interest. Get expert insight on:

  • When a lawyer's advice becomes an element of proof under the Federal Circuit's new DSU standard for inducing infringement
  • Problems raised by the use of "pretexting" in infringement investigations
  • Conflicts of interests and conflict clearance
  • Complex ethical issues surrounding the commonality of interest doctrine
  • The broad reach of Sarbanes-Oxley to IP lawyers

This webinar includes an ethics overview and detailed analysis of new developments of crucial importance to practitioners.

Agenda:

1. Welcome and Introductions
2. Ethics overview, rules and pragmatic considerations
3. Attorney-client privilege and work product
4. Privilege, and ethical issue under DSU inducement standard
5. Commonality of Interest Doctrine
6. Conflicts of interest
7. Starting and stopping the attorney-client relationship
8. Identifying the client in complex development settings and business relationships
9. Ethical issues in M&A activities
10. Lawyers as witnesses
11. Obligations to others, "Pretexting"
12. Sarbanes-Oxley implications for IP Counsel
13. Questions and Answer Session

Moderator:

This webinar will be led by Glen P. Belvis, an attorney with over twenty-five years of experience in all facets of intellectual property law, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and related antitrust matters. Mr. Belvis was a shareholder of Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione for the last twenty years and recently joined Foro Energy Inc., a venture capital, DOE-funded development drilling company, as Chief IP Counsel.


***This program provides 1.5 hours of approved CLE ethics credit. Approval pending in CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, MS, NC, NJ, NV, NY, OR, PA, TN and TX. Self-study credit is also available for AK, AZ, ME, MO and ND. Credit is available in VA for On Demand Access only. For more information contact Alexandra Brescia at abrescia@alm.com.


Registrants have free access to the program for one year after the live event.

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  • Glen P. Belvis
Has over twenty-five years of experience in all facets of intellectual property law, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and related antitrust matters. He was a shareholder of Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione for the last twenty years and is Chief IP Counsel of Foro Energy Inc., a venture capital, DOE-funded development drilling company.

Also by Glen P. Belvis:
Intellectual Property in Business Transactions: Protecting the Competitive Advantage
Best Practices: IP Strategies to Maximize the Value of the Company -- "Show me the Money"