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Legal Ethics in IP Licensing - Virtual Event

 Export to Your Calendar 10/14/2020
When: Tuesday, October 20, 2020
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm Eastern
Where: Virtual Event
United States
Contact: Mark Keagle

Online registration is available until: 10/14/2020
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Legal Ethics in IP Licensing - Virtual Event

This course is an interactive exercise that enables attorneys and business people to understand and explore the various ethical questions that can arise during the negotiation of an intellectual property transaction. Very loosely patterned after the beloved Choose Your Own Adventure® book series, the course participants are given a scenario framework at various stages of an intellectual property transaction and then develop their own detailed story. The scenes are then dissected and analyzed from an ethical perspective and different paths and outcomes are discussed. Each group will have a mix of attorneys and business people, and the ethical dilemmas will be viewed from both perspectives. This format will enable business people to better understand the ethics rules and regulations governing attorneys (The ABA Model Rules of Professional Responsibility) and, likewise, enable attorneys to understand how business people approach ethical dilemmas.

The course is broken down into three acts:1) A Technology Is Born; 2) A Deal Is Done; and 3) A Deal Is Undone: War Declared. Act 1 enables the participants to explore ethical dilemmas surrounding early-stage technology development, including startup formation and obtaining patent protection. Act 2 centers upon ethical dilemmas arising during agreement negotiations. Act 3 explores the ethical dilemmas associated with a deal gone bad and the resulting litigation. Participants take on different roles throughout the acts, with attorneys playing the business person roles and vice versa. The ethical dilemmas, discussion, and analysis include:

  • Conflicts of interest
  • Attorneys’ confidentiality obligations to their clients
  • Conflicts arising from an attorneys’ representation of an organization
  • Truthfulness in statements to others; puffing versus false statements
  • Litigation conduct


1.5 credits in Ethics.  Approved in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and California.  Will work with attorneys for other jurisdictions at an addition expense.  Please contact Mark Keagle, Director of Education, at mkeagle@les.org for more details and pricing for each jurisdiction.


Member's not attending the Annual Meeting Rate- $225.00
Non-Member's not attending the Annual Meeting Rate - $350.00


October 14, 2020 - 12:00-2:30 pm


Joe Miotke – IP Attorney with Dewitt LLP in Wisconsin; Jonathon Hance – IP Attorney and Litigator with Bracewell LLP in Texas


All registration cancellation and refund requests must be made in writing no later than 30 days from the start of the education session. A refund of all fees, minus a $150 administration fee, will be given for cancellations received by September 20. No refunds will be granted for requests postmarked after 30 days out from the start of the education session.

Submit all requests to LES Education Registration via email at education@les.org. LES regrets that refunds will not be given for no-shows. All requests for exceptions to the cancellation/refund policy must be submitted in writing by the registrant with appropriate documentation no later than 30 days prior to the start of the session. After that time, no refund considerations will be made.

A transfer of your full registration to another individual is permitted prior to the conference by submitting written request to education@les.org. Onsite transfers must be accompanied by proof of the original confirmation letter. The individual submitting the transfer request is responsible for all financial obligations (any balance due) associated with that substitution. Funds from this program cannot be transferred to another education session without prior management approval.


By registering for this event, you permit LES to use photographs of you with or without your name and for any lawful purpose, including for example such purposes as publicity, illustration, advertising, and web content.


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