SoCal IP Institute :: December 16, 2013 :: Ethical Issues in Social Media

Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, December 16, 2013 will be a discussion of ethical issues in social media. The discussion will be based upon a video presentation available here.  The discussion is designed to help lawyers and law firms understand the professional ethics rules and other state bar regulations governing the use [...]

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SoCal IP Institute :: November 5, 2012 :: Ethical Considerations for Attorneys in the Modern Age

Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, November 5, 2012 will be a class on ethical considerations for attorneys relating to new communication technologies.  This MCLE class will address how modern technology, particularly the Internet, computers, networks, cell phones and email, affect modern legal practice.  This class explores some of the issues and pitfalls [...]

By |2012-11-01T23:42:50-07:00November 1st, 2012|Ethics|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute :: March 26, 2012 :: Rule 3-300 Avoiding Interests Adverse to a Client

During our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, March 26, 2012, we will have guest speakers Robert Wynner and Don Palazzo from Nevers, Palazzo, Maddux & Packard discussing Rule 3-300 of the California Rules of Professional Conduct: Avoiding Interests Adverse to a Client. Rule 3-300 states: A member shall not enter into a business [...]

By |2012-03-22T22:58:08-07:00March 22nd, 2012|Elimination of Bias, Ethics|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute :: July 18, 2011 :: Ethics MCLE :: Inequitable Conduct after Therasense and Inducing Gifts from Clients

We will be discussing one ethics-related case and a recent formal opinion of the California Bar committee for professional responsibility.  The case is the first post-Therasense case addressing inequitable conduct during patent prosecution.  The opinion deals with inducing gifts from clients.  We will discuss the case and opinion in our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting [...]

By |2011-07-15T16:07:03-07:00July 15th, 2011|Ethics, Inequitable Conduct|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute :: May 16, 2011 :: Ethics MCLE :: Unintentional Abandonment and Failure to Inform the Client of Full Scope of Settlement Agreement

We will be discussing two recent, intellectual property and ethics-related opinions in our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, May 16, 2011.  The first case pertains to unintentional delay and failing to inform the client of the status of pending applications.  The second case hinges on a client's failure to apprehend the full scope [...]

By |2011-05-13T03:23:49-07:00May 13th, 2011|Ethics, Inequitable Conduct|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute :: November 8, 2010

Please join us for the SoCal IP Institute meeting, Monday, November 8 at Noon. This activity is approved for 1 hour of MCLE Ethics credit. If you will be joining us, please RSVP to  Amanda Jones by 9 am Monday. We will be discussing the following: Proposed CA Ethical Rules (Sept. 22, 2010)(attached)  After 9 [...]

By |2010-11-05T23:52:44-07:00November 5th, 2010|Ethics|0 Comments
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