Ethics Issues for IP/IT Practitioners (from Annual Virginia Intellectual Property Legal Institute 2020) (Online Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 2.0
Ethics Credits Included: 2.0

MCLE Credit: 2.0 (Ethics: 2.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Price: $149 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 9/30/2021


A pre-recorded streaming AUDIO replay of two sessions from the October 2020 seminar, 21st Annual Virginia Intellectual Property Legal Institute.

Jim McCauley and Linda McLeod present the latest ethical issues for Intellectual Property and Information Technology practitioners.

Topics covered include:

  • Revision to Virginia’s rule on unintentional disclosure of privileged material to opposing counsel—Rule 4.4(b)
  • New LEO 1891 on contacting represented persons including government officials
  • Ethical issues special to virtual law offices—LEO 1872
  • Preserving client confidences when using Zoom and personal devices
  • Ethics issues when practicing law during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Proposed amendments to LEO 1850 on outsourcing legal and law related services
  • Supplying an email address for your client in trademark filings—where things stand
  • Ethical issues with electronic and other signatures on court and USPTO filings
  • Failure to supervise paralegals and legal assistants and the unlawful practice of law
  • Misrepresentation, duty of candor, and gross misconduct before the USPTO
  • Trademark declarations of use, USPTO post registration audits, and the duty to investigate
  • Are communications between patent agents and clients privileged?
  • Attorney discipline, grievances, and complaints
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John B. Farmer, Leading-Edge Law Group, PLC / Richmond


James M. McCauley, Virginia State Bar / Richmond
Linda McLeod, Kelly IP, LLP / Washington, DC

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