Intellectual Property Ethics Seminar in June Offers Deep Dive into Issues of Representation in the Legal Profession
Representation in the legal community means many different things. For some, it connotes the act of representing a client (or clients) and the various ethical and professional obligations tied to that relationship. For others, representation means inclusion. As in the legal community, community-at-large, the intellectual property community is growing only more conscious of both the nuances of representation in the former and the importance of the ladder.
UIC John Marshall Law School’s Center for Intellectual Property (IP), Information & Privacy Law is proud to provide a forum for the discussion of representation during its “12th Annual Ethics in the Practice of IP Law” on Friday, June 4.
This one-day CLE program offers attendees the opportunity to hear from through-leaders on the topic of inclusivity, implicit bias, and pitfalls of client representation in IP practice. Seminar faculty includes both firm leadership and in-house counsel. Each session incorporates a large portion dedicated to audience Q&A. Audience members can virtually join the discussion in real-time as they would during a live seminar.
Practicing Law Institute’s longtime patent bar review course instructors Gene Quinn (IPWatchdog) and John White (Berenato & White, LLC) will speak in a featured session on “Conflicts & Representation for Patent Practitioners.”
Two panel discussions will cover “IP & Ethics: Current Trends & Best Practices” as well as “A Conversation on Implicit Bias and IP as Social Change.”
The online conference platform supports a seamless transition between virtual networking and lively panel discussions, a host of features for attendees to interact with speakers, and the ability to showcase event sponsors.