Ethical Practices for Communications with Clients, Opposing Parties, and the USPTO (EIP221201)

Thursday, December 1, 2022

8:30 AM to 10:30 AM (Eastern Standard Time)

Robinson + Cole LLP - CLE Pass Eligible

280 Trumbull Street, 28th Floor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

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Presented by the Intellectual Property Section

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The CBA’s Intellectual Property Section will present 2.0 hours of Ethics CLE in a roundtable discussion format. We will focus on strategies to ethically communicate with clients, opposing counsel, and government agencies, including discussion of recent cases, practical tips, and best practices. Learn how to effectively communicate the results of IP clearance searches, pursue cease & desist communications, and ethically satisfy your duty of candor to the USPTO. 

You Will Learn

• Strategies to ethically communicate with:
           o Clients
           o Opposing counsel
           o Government agencies
• About recent cases
• Practical tips and best practices

Who Should Attend

Attorneys interested in Intellectual Property


(Includes electronic materials and breakfast for in-person registrants. Virtual registration costs include electronic materials and is priced the same as in-person registration to compensate for the expense of technology for providing remote participation.)

Intellectual Property Section Member $50
Member $70
CLE Pass Holder, Virtual Attendee $0 (you must have purchased the CLE Pass to register as a CLE Pass holder)
CLE Pass Holder, In-person $15 to cover the expenses of breakfast (you must have purchased the CLE Pass to register as a CLE Pass holder)
Student Member $20

Non-Member $140

Financial hardship information is available upon request.

(In-person attendance preferred; networking and breakfast provided. Option for remote attendance will be available)


David Bomzer1 David Bomzer
Cantor Colburn LLP, Hartford

Caless_Ali Alison Caless
Cantor Colburn LLP

John Cordani Jr John L. Cordani, Jr.
Robinson+Cole, Hartford

justin-durelli1 Justin Durelli
McCormick Paulding & Huber PLLC, Hartford

Kayla OLeary Kayla C. O’Leary
Robinson+Cole, Hartford

Jamie Sternberg1 Jamie Sternberg
Saunders & Silverstein LLP, Amesbury, MA

CLE Credit

CT: 2.0 CLE Credits (Ethics)
NY: 2.0 CLE Credits (Ethics)

The Connecticut Bar Association/CT Bar Institute is an accredited provider of New York State CLE. This program qualifies for transitional and non-transitional CLE credits.

Attorneys seeking NY CLE credit who have been admitted to the New York State Bar for two years or less must attend the live seminar for skills or ethics credit, or a fully interactive videoconference. Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias CLE credits are only available as non-transitional credits. For further information about transitional and non-transitional courses, please see the page on CLE: Financial hardship information is available upon request.

If the seminar is recorded, all member registrants will receive complimentary access to the recording approximately six weeks after the program. Please note that refunds will not be granted once course materials have been sent. Cancellations made less than 2 business days prior to event are non-refundable.

Closed captioning will be available during the seminar presentation for virtual attendees.



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