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11th Annual Ethics in the Practice of Intellectual Property Law Seminar – Online

June 5, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 3:45 pm CDT

| $40


The Center for Intellectual Property, Information & Privacy Law of UIC John Marshall Law School is holding it’s 11th Annual Ethics in the Practice of Intellectual Property Law Seminar in a Virtual Format.  Register for this in-depth program covering a variety of topics on ethics and professionalism that are relevant to IP lawyers. Attendees will learn about the types of ethical issues that arise in daily practice, as well as fundamental principles, rules, and insights to help them handle these issues.

Featured Keynote Speakers

This year’s featured Keynote Speakers include  Gene Quinn, President & CEO of IPWatchdog, Inc. founder and twice named one of the global Top 50 Most Influential People in IP and John White, Managing Director of PCT Learning Center and Partner with Berenato & White, LLC.

Sessions will include:

IP Ethics: Current Trends & Best Practices.

    • This panel will discuss topics including USPTO Rules of Professional Conduct, Ethical Issues in Patent Litigation, Conflicts and Waivers in Patent Law, and “Gatekeeping in Successful, Ethical IP Law Practice.  The panel will be be moderated by Alejandro MenchacaShareholder, McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd. and will include Emil J. AliPartner, Carr Butterfield, LLC, Melissa A. Anyetei, Intellectual Property Partner, Mayer Brown LLP, Richard P. BeemPrincipal, Beem Patent Law Firm, long with Keynote Speakers Gene Quinn, and John White.

No More Fear, No More Fright: How Attorneys Can Use Their Might When Facing Failure.

    • Kenny MatuszewskiAssociate Counsel, Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP will discuss Perfectionism and the fear of failure have entrenched themselves in the practice of law. By finding the benefits of past failures and viewing failure as a challenge, attorneys can grow their practice, develop resiliency, and improve mental health when facing future failures. This will allow them to achieve new heights professionally and find happiness in their work.  

Stress in the Legal Profession

    • Erin CliffordPartner, Clifford Law Offices PC; Founder, Erin Clifford Wellness, will offer real solutions on how to help attorneys thrive personally and professionally amid levels of stress, anxiety, fatigue, and burnout. Given the uncertain time that we find ourselves in, this is the perfect opportunity to embrace a healthier lifestyle.

Cost of the Event

General Registration: $40
Government Attendees: Free
Free for UIC students, faculty, adjunct professors, staff, and IP Center advisory board members.
Limited scholarships available for 2018–2020 JMLS/UIC graduates; non-UIC students, faculty, staff; and need-based attendees.



June 5, 2020
12:00 pm - 3:45 pm
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