First Friday Ethics (February 2023)

Need ethics credit? We’ve got you covered! UT Law CLE’s First Friday Ethics streams live every first Friday of the month, and features some of our best ethics speakers and presentations for a total of 3.00 hrs ethics credit. Fulfill your entire annual ethics requirement in Texas in one day!   This month includes: (1.00 hr | 1.00 hr ethics) A Legal Ethics Wish List (REPLAY) Law firm General Counsels and Risk Managers have wish lists…of what they hope their colleagues already know about the Rules of Professional Conduct and how to apply them. This presentation explores many things that are, no doubt, on those wish lists, including a working understanding of the conflict of interest rules, tools to help navigate those rules (like engagement letters and “I’m Not Your Lawyer” letters), the difference between the attorney-client privilege and the lawyer’s ethical duty of confidentiality, and a proper appreciation of the application of the “No Contact” Rule. The presentation also provides some practical tips to help create a culture of sound risk management practices to help keep the attendee from getting on the General Counsel’s or Risk Manager’s naughty list.  A.J. Singleton, Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC - Lexington, KY   (0.75 hr | 0.75 hr ethics)  Protecting Privilege? The Evolving Role of Attorney-Client Privilege in Cybersecurity Incidents and Responses (REPLAY) This session analyzes the advantages and limitations of including outside counsel during incident response. Jeremy Rucker, Spencer Fane - Plano, TX   (0.75 hr | 0.75 hr ethics)  Acting Ethically Even While Seething with Dislike (REPLAY) Here we are, trying to be ethical professionals in the middle of a swirling culture of contempt. It has become very easy to see clients and counsel who disagree with us, not as merely incorrect, but as worthless and defective. How do we function ethically within today’s culture? Together we'll lay out cutting-edge behavioral research, ancient wisdom, current anecdotes, and common sense to create a pathway beyond mere tolerance and co-existence. DeDe Church, DeDe Church & Associates, LLC - Austin, TX (0.50 hr | 0.50 hr ethics)  Recent Changes to the Advertising and Solicitation Rules: The Highlights (REPLAY) Comprehensive changes to the Texas Disciplinary Rules governing advertisements and solicitations became effective in 2021. This presentation highlights some of the most notable changes. Jason Panzer, Herring & Panzer, L.L.P. - Austin, TX

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 3.00 hrs | 3.00 Ethics
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2024
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2022 Case Law Developments in Patent Litigation

Session 1: Year in Review - A whirlwind tour of the year in patent law at the Federal Circuit. Session 2: Recent Developments in Claim Construction - The baseline of patent application preparation/prosecution, district court trials, Federal Circuit appeals, and AIA post-grant review proceedings, is claim construction. Review the important 2021-2022 claim construction cases and issues at the Federal Circuit and trial court levels, as well as at the PTAB. Examine the PTAB’s procedural and substantive claim construction “rules, practices, and etc." And discuss adherence to the APA by the PTAB under various circumstances, plus discussion of discretionary PTAB IPR institution and interface with claim construction in parallel district court proceedings. Session 3: Judicial Panel - Hear distinguished judges from the District Courts discuss their experiences hearing and trying patent cases.

Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 3.00 hrs | 0.50 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2024
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2022 Section 101 Update 

Alice is growing up. Examine recent patent subject matter developments, including recent cases of interest. The panel also dives into the data and considers what trends may be discerned and what tips and tricks might be useful for patent prosecutors and litigators.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.00 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2024
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Addressing Diversity in IP: Impacts of Attorney Retention, Inventorship, and More

This session spotlights in-house counsel discussing actions their companies have taken to increase the diversity of innovators and promote inclusivity in technology law.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.00 hr | 0.50 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2024
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Advanced Patent Drafting: Strategies and Tactics

Software patent eligibility continues to be uncertain, and USPTO data highlights the importance of preparing software patent applications for the 101 gauntlet during prosecution. In this session, learn about general drafting guidelines and preferences that may help further the likelihood of an application crossing the 101 finish line, and various procedural strategies to assist clients with efficient and cost-effective prosecution.

Includes: Video Audio Slides

  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.00 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2024
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Cultural Divide: More Mock Negotiation of a Strategic Acquisition of a Private-Equity Company

With their signature brand of mock negotiation, the panelists illuminate even more culture clashes that can emerge when a strategic buyer squares off against a private equity sponsor seeking to sell one of its portfolio companies. With the aid of an expert in the area of rep & warranty insurance (RWI), the panelists explore the challenges of using RWI to bridge the parties’ disparate negotiating positions.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.25 hrs
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2024
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Current Issues Around FRAND and Standard Essential Patents

Four years ago, the DOJ announced the “New Madison" approach to intellectual property and antitrust disputes, arguing that SEPs holders should be entitled to injunctive relief like any other patent holder. Since then, some of those policies have been rolled back, but has the "New Madison" approach marched on, and what difference has it made, especially in Texas courts?

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.50 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2024
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Deal Ethics

A discussion on a number of ethical issues that come up in the practice of mergers and acquisitions, including whether the same firm can represent two bidders for the same target, other conflicts of interest, the no-contact rule, managing the lawyer’s duty for truthfulness and protecting the client’s privilege.

Includes: Video Audio Slides

  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.00 hr | 1.00 Ethics
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2024
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Ethics in IP Practice

This session describes recent cases involving conflicts of interest in IP practice, how to comply with Rule 11 without violating the prohibition against ex parte contacts with represented persons, and using engagement letters to reduce risk and uncertainty over several issues. 

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.75 hr | 0.75 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2024
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Hooked on CLE: February 2023

THIS MONTH: Third Party Breaches and Vulnerability Management • Deep Dive on Employee Accommodations • Law Firm Management Reports: Key Information You Should Have to Run Your Firm • How Much is Too Much?: Review of the Excessiveness of Damages • Ethical Issues Facing In-House Counsel

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 4.00 hrs | 1.00 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2024
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Hot Topics in Private Equity M&A

All eyes are on Private Equity in 2022 to see how funds can deploy their continued unprecedented levels of dry powder in the current economic climate. Join top firm and in house M&A practitioners for a discussion on trends in PE M&A, including traditional whole company leveraged buy-outs, partial stake investments and acquisitions of public companies.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.00 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2024
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It’s Not Easy Being Green: Energy Dealmaking in a Decarbonizing Future

As ESG regulatory and public pressures mount, dealmakers in the energy industry have been forced to reevaluate how they approach M&A transactions. Be it sourcing deals and capital, structuring and diligizing transactions, or broadening investment mandates, the rules have changed for doing deals in a decarbonizing environment.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.00 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2024
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Litigation Funding for Patent Cases

Litigation funding has become common in commercial litigation throughout the U.S. and in Texas, including in patent cases. These speakers discuss how funding helps businesses and clients manage risk while bringing meritorious claims to trial, as well as trends, discovery issues, and ethical issues relating to funding. 

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.75 hr | 0.25 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2024
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More New Kids on the Block: State-of-the-Art M&A Clauses That You Need to Know

Explore state-of-the-art architecture and risk allocation features of the regulatory provisions in merger agreements in light of the current environment. Examine how top tier deals in healthcare and technology—which are facing the highest regulatory scrutiny—handle the “regulatory package”, including efforts covenants, specific structural or conduct undertakings, FTC “prior approval” requirements, commitments to litigate, control over regulatory strategy, reverse termination fees, and outside date extension mechanisms. 

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.00 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2024
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Navigating IPR Estoppel at Trial

In California Institute of Technology v. Broadcom, the Federal Circuit held that estoppel under 35 U.S.C. § 315(e)(2) applies to any ground that was brought or could have been brought in an IPR. But the law is still unclear on whether estoppel applies to product prior art under 35 USC § 102(a) or 102(b) that is described by one or more patents and printed publications. This presentation explores the current state of the law and provides tips for navigating estoppel with respect to product prior art during litigation.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.50 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2024
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Patent License Issues from the In-House Perspective

Key considerations in several common patent transaction models. The RPX patent aggregation and licensing model. Patent issues in IP agreements include indemnity clauses, limits of liability, IP ownership issues, and forum selection clauses.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.75 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2024
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Patent Practice Internationally: The Coming of the UPC; plus Foreign Service and Foreign Discovery 

Session 1: To Opt-Out or Not to Opt-Out of the UPC in Europe? - The new European Unified Patent Court is going to start in early 2023. It is high time for patentees to decide which patents to opt-out. The speakers discuss the pros and cons of the UPC and other considerations to take into account for the decision. Session 2: Foreign Service and Foreign Discovery - Examine the laws and rules that govern the processes of obtaining foreign service and foreign discovery for intellectual property litigation. Through this exploration of foreign service and foreign discovery in areas such as China, Japan, Taiwan, and Korea, the speakers illustrate practical considerations for those involved in intellectual property litigation involving foreign parties.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.00 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2024
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PTAB Practice Strategies

Session 1: Practice and Issues before the PTAB - This panel explores the evolution of PTAB practice over the past decade from APJ and practitioner viewpoints, focusing on discretionary practices, recent and expected policy changes, and the potential impact of the new administration. Additionally, it discusses best practices, common pitfalls, and recent trends. Session 2: From PTAB to the Federal Circuit - Strategies in the PTAB to best position your case for success on appeal.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.75 hrs
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2024
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RWI Update and the Due Diligence and Underwriting Process

As RWI continues to dominate deal indemnification structures, hear an update on current terms of RWI policies and an in-depth discussion on the expected due diligence process and underwriting call for an RWI policy from experienced counsel as well as from the underwriter's perspective.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.00 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2024
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Texas Twists in M&A: The Latest and Greatest

Texas has become a top relocation destination for growing and dynamic companies in all industries. Experienced M&A practitioners address some of the key differences in Texas law that companies should know when navigating Texas M&A transactions.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.00 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2024
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