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Webinar: Staying on Track – Ethics Issues You Ought to Know about & Other Chilling Stories

August 25 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

This program offers 1 participatory MCLE credit; 1 Legal Ethics.

Presented by the Patent Interest Group.


This program is a must for all patent practitioners who want to stay on the right side of ethical practice. Dr. Mercedes Meyer, co-author of Patent Ethics: Prosecution (4th ed., 2016-2017) will share her insights on ethics covering patent code versus patent rules, the change in the statute of limitations, patent agent vs. patent attorney limitations, engagement and disengagement letters, the duty of candor, types of certifications, fixing mistakes, conflicts of interest, social media no-nos, and other hot button ethics issues.

Speaker: Mercedes K. Meyer, Ph.D.

Moderator: Sanjesh Sharma


Mercedes K. Meyer, Ph.D., is a partner in the Intellectual Property Group of Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP’s Washington, DC office.  She earned her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Bryn Mawr College (1988), a Ph.D. in virology from the University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston and The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center (1994), and her J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center (1996).Mercedes is co-author with David Hricik of Patent Ethics: Prosecution (4th ed., 2016-2017). She frequently lectures on bioethics, ethics, mental health, well-being, diversity and inclusion, and patent law especially in the areas of biotechnology, due diligence, prosecution, and inter partes matters.

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