Ethics Check-In! – USPTO Insight and Practical Implications of AI (EIP231212)

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

8:30 AM to 11:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time)

Cantor Colburn LLP and Virtual

20 Church Street, 22nd Floor, Hartford United States

Presented by Intellectual Property Section

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Join the IP Section for an in-person networking breakfast starting at 8:30 a.m. at Cantor Colburn, followed by a thought-provoking ethics presentation and discussion beginning at 9:00 a.m. Attorney Dahlia Girgis from the USPTO will discuss professional responsibility and practice.  The panel will also cover practical implications of artificial intelligence in litigation and intellectual property practices generally in hopes of fostering discussion around this evolving technology and the ethical issues practitioners should be aware of.

The program will also be virtual from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

You Will Learn

  • About ethics in IP practice
  • About USPTO practice and AI technology

Who Should Attend 

Practitioners interested in current ethics insight from the USPTO and implications of AI in litigation and IP practice.


(Includes networking breakfast for in-person attendees and electronic materials)
IP Section member in-person: $70
IP Section member virtual: $60
CBA member in-person: $80
CBA member virtual: $70
CBA CLE Pass holder in-person (with food costs): $10 (you must have purchased the CLE Pass to register as a CLE Pass holder)
CBA CLE Pass holder virtual: $0 (you must have purchased the CLE Pass to register as a CLE Pass holder)
Student member in-person: $25
Student member virtual: $20

Non-member in-person: $160
Non-member virtual: $140

Financial hardship information is available upon request.


carman 1 Derrick Carman
Robins Kaplan LLP, New York, NY

dahlia1 Dahlia Girgis
United States Patent and Trademark Office, Alexandria, VA

manske1 William Manske
Robins Kaplan, Minneapolis, MN

Ryan McKeen1 Ryan McKeen
Connecticut Trial Firm LLC, Glastonbury



baron1 Eric Baron
Cantor Colburn LLP, Hartford

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 newly admitted and experienced attorneys 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, a fully interactive videoconference, or simultaneous transmission with synchronous interactivity. Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias CLE credits are only available as non-transitional credits. For further information please see the page on CLE: 

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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