Drafting Patent Counsel Engagement and Disengagement Letters
Structuring Scope of Engagement, Confidentiality, Conflicts of Interest and Other Key Provisions
Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will prepare patent counsel to structure engagement letters and disengagement letters. The panel will highlight the key terms of the engagement and disengagement letter and discuss negotiation strategies.
- Key provisions in an engagement letter
- Rights (both client and firm)
- Waiver of conflict
- Indemnification and insurance
- Other key provisions
- Disengagement letters
- Best practices for structuring engagement and disengagement letters
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- Key provisions to be included and negotiated in an engagement letter
- Key provisions in a disengagement letter
- Drafting client agreements to proactively avoid client complaints
Angela Foster, Ph.D., Esq.
Law Office of Angela Foster
A licensed attorney and scientist, Dr. Foster has over 20 years of combined legal and scientific experience in... | Read More
A licensed attorney and scientist, Dr. Foster has over 20 years of combined legal and scientific experience in biotechnology, biochemistry, pharmaceutical and chemistry, as well as agricultural biotechnology and plant patents. She specializes in litigating, counseling, prosecuting and licensing IP matters and facilitating alternative dispute resolution for various complex litigation and transactional matters. Dr. Foster teaches patent law and licensing at Seton Hall Law School, and frequently publishes articles and lectures on various panels regarding IP law and alternative dispute resolution.Close
Michael E. McCabe, Jr.
Mr. McCabe is a registered patent attorney with 20 years of experience representing foreign and domestic entities and... | Read More
Mr. McCabe is a registered patent attorney with 20 years of experience representing foreign and domestic entities and individuals across a wide array of technologies in patent and trademark matters before the federal courts and the USPTO. He also represents practitioners involved in claims of professional misconduct, attorney discipline, and ethics matters before the Office of Enrollment and Discipline of the USPTO and the state bars of Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. Mr. McCabe is a former adjunct professor of law at George Mason University School of Law.Close
Dr. Andrew W. Williams, Ph.D., Esq.
McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff
Dr. Williams serves as Chair of the firm's PTAB Trials Practice Group as well as Chair of the firm’s ethics... | Read More
Dr. Williams serves as Chair of the firm's PTAB Trials Practice Group as well as Chair of the firm’s ethics committee. He has over 15 years of experience in all areas of IP law, with particular emphasis on patent litigation, client counseling, and patent procurement in the areas of biochemistry, pharmaceuticals, and molecular diagnostics. Dr. Williams’ litigation experience includes jury and bench trials in federal district court; practice before the PTAB; and advocacy in private arbitration proceedings. Dr. Williams is a frequent speaker and author on a variety of intellectual property law topics, including issues related to client conflicts and professional responsibility.Close