Posts Tagged: Advice for Lawyers


‘It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint’: How to Get and Keep Good Corporate Clients

Yesterday’s IPWatchdog webinar, sponsored by Anaqua, hinged on the statistic that 70% of in-house counsel surveyed by the American Bar Association in 2012 would not recommend their primary …
By Eileen McDermott
4 months ago 0

The IP Counselor’s Checklist for Adding Value During Patent Prosecution

As the new year begins, I’ve been reflecting on what makes patent practitioners highly valuable to their clients. In a prior IPWatchdog article, I asserted that …
By Carlo Cotrone
5 months ago 2

The Role of Stupidity in Trade Secrets

Although every case had its own special facts reflecting unique personalities, technologies and business models, one necessary element was present in every single case. Somebody had done …
By James Pooley
6 months ago 4

OEM Trademarks in the AfterMarket: Exploring the Boundaries

While there are certainly limits on how—and how much—aftermarket sellers can use OEM trademarks to communicate key information about aftermarket parts, the legal boundaries for …
By Susan Frohling
8 months ago 0

Managing international trademark portfolios in the Age of Globalization

Managing international trademark portfolios in the age of globalization can be a fickle endeavor.  Ecommerce has blown the top off traditional thinking as it relates not only …
By James Theo & James Dimitrijevs
9 months ago 1

Seven Steps to Cohesively Combining In-House Legal Departments in a Merger or Acquisition

Companies involved in a merger or acquisition often bring respective legal departments that must be combined after the M&A transaction closes. This presents a singular opportunity …
By Carlo Cotrone
10 months ago 0

How Law Firm Partners Can Gain Associates’ Commitment and Respect

In their supervisory role, partners typically set the tone for, and dictate the parameters of, their interactions with associates. A first partner may approach the partner-associate relationship …
By Carlo Cotrone
12 months ago 1

13 Tools to Make Your Client Communications Stronger

We must communicate effectively to be helpful. If the client isn't listening because our delivery is ineffective or off-putting, it doesn't matter that our legal opinion was …
By Bernard Knight
1 year ago 0

Emotional Intelligence: Are You Too Smart?

When I give talks on emotional intelligence, I usually get the following question: “I have an employee who is brilliant, but I just can’t promote her.” …
By Bernard Knight
1 year ago 5

7 Ways Unconscious Bias Inhibits Legal Diversity & Inclusion

Unconscious bias prevents law firms, corporations and Government agencies from hiring the best talent and retaining that talent.  Bias against those that are not in the majority …
By Bernard Knight
1 year ago 12

Seven New Year’s Resolutions for IP Strategists

Every year around this time, many pause to reflect on the past and present and chart a course for self-improvement. For aspiring or accomplished intellectual property (IP) …
By Carlo Cotrone
1 year ago 1

The Office Christmas Party: Avoiding the HR Hangover

With December here, it really 'tis the season to be jolly', and with that, many employers indulge in the festive merriment with an annual tradition; the office …
By Tom Mintern
1 year ago 0

How to Motivate a Legal Team to Success

Being an effective law legal group leader whether in a corporation, a law firm or the Government, requires specific skills.   Leading teams to accomplish goals under stressful …
By Bernard Knight
1 year ago 0

The Art of Dealing with Uncertainty

Do you sometimes feel unsure of yourself when speaking to a client or making a presentation?   Anyone who answered no is not being honest.   We all feel …
By Bernard Knight
2 years ago 0

3 Questions Lawyers Should Ask Themselves Now Regarding Alcohol

Attorneys have stressful jobs and many turn to alcohol as a form of self-medication to relax.   Problem drinking is much higher for attorneys than for the public.   …
By Bernard Knight
2 years ago 1