May 2, 2018 Brown Bag CLE: Ethics for IP Professionals

Topic:  Ethics for IP Professionals:  The Three C’s – Communication, Conflicts, and Client Trust Accounting

Slides: Ethics for IP Professionals The Three C’s

Case: Maling v. Finnegan

Description:  Presented by Emil Ali Esq., this CLE will cover topics relevant to patent and trademark practitioners, and provide an in-depth discussion about subject matter conflicts, common communication issues, and how poor accounting practices can lead to discipline. This event is a must for in-house and law firm practitioners to learn best practices, and get a chance to walk through hypothetical situations.  We will also discuss how Oregon’s Rules of Professional Conduct compare to the ABA and USPTO Rules.

Emil Ali is an associate at Carr Butterfield, LLC. Mr. Ali formerly investigated and assisted in the prosecution of attorney misconduct at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Office of Enrollment and Discipline. While at the OED, Mr. Ali led a team of attorneys to promulgate the USPTO Rules of Professional Conduct, which are based upon the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct.

Brown Bag CLE Schedule and Material: Visit the IP Section’s website at for upcoming Brown Bag CLEs and to download materials for this CLE and past presentations.

MCLE Credit: Applying for one (1) general credit from the Oregon State Bar

Date:               Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Time:               12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Where:            The Cleaners @ Ace Hotel Portland, 403 SW 10th, Portland, OR 97205

Cost*: $20 without lunch (you may bring your own lunch, food carts are just 2-blocks away) $43 with boxed lunch provided by Clyde Common (menu selection provided below). Please bring payment to the CLE (check or cash). Sorry, no credit cards can be accepted.

*Law students: May attend for free depending on seat availability; email the registration contact person indicated below.

Please make checks payable to: Oregon State Bar IP Section. No-shows will be charged for pre-ordered lunches if 48-hour cancellation notice is not received.

The organizer for this CLE is: Tom Vesbit of Lorenz & Kopf, LLP, [email protected]. To order a boxed lunch, your registration with lunch order must be received by noon, Monday, April 30. Otherwise, you may register any time prior to the meeting or at the door.