Conflicts Of Interest

  • Are Your Firm’s Foreign Associate Practices Ethical?

    … decision in In re Mikhailova, Proc. No. D2017-18 (USPTO Dir. June 6, 2017). That decision included some very broad statements of OED/USPTO ethics policy–specifically regarding exactly what ethics rules are implicated by the client-intermediary-practitioner relationship and how the Office expects practitioners to comply with those rules when they provide…

    Michael E. Mccabe Jr./ IPethics & INsights- 12 readers -
  • Advanced Conflict Of Interest Waivers: Tricks Or Treats?

    … firms are faced with the possibility that they may have to turn down new work because of a conflict of interest with a current or former firm client. Some law firms try to avoid or limit their exposure to such situations by contracting with their clients to waive conflicts even before the facts giving rise to such conflicts are known either…

    Michael E. Mccabe Jr./ IPethics & INsights- 28 readers -
  • Texas Court Upholds Baker Botts Patent Malpractice Win

    … A Dallas appeals court has upheld a trial court’s ruling in favor of Baker Botts, L.L.P. on its former client’s claim for patent malpractice based on the firm’s simultaneous representation of two clients in the same technical field. See Axcess International, Inc. v. Baker Botts, L.L.P., No. 05-14-01151-CV (Tex. App.–Dallas Mar. 24, 2016) (mem…

    Michael E. Mccabe Jr./ IPethics & INsights- 30 readers -
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