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Date(s) - Tue 01/25/2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The SFIPLA is pleased to welcome back Michelle Greer Galloway (Of Counsel, Cooley) for a virtual seminar on IP Ethics, eligible for 1.0 hour of CA Ethics CLE credit. In this session, we will provide an overview of recent opinions and cases relevant to IP attorneys. This program covers the button ethics issues that IP attorneys confront on a regular basis. Topics include:

  • New rules and key opinions
  • Confidentiality and privilege in IP cases, including issues arising from protective order violations
  • Duty of loyalty and conflict issues that arise in IP cases
  • Duties related to candor to the USPTO and courts
  • USPTO OED rule changes and disciplinary decisions


Michelle Greer Galloway is a former partner and currently Of Counsel in Cooley’s IP litigation group. She is a past chair of the ABA, IP Section Ethics and Professional Responsibility Committee and was awarded the ABA Recognition for Outstanding Leadership Contribution.  She is also a past member of the California Lawyer Association Litigation Section Executive Committee.  Today, she speaks regularly to different organizations on issues related to engaging top talent and strategies to work efficiently and effectively on complex problems and in diverse teams. She also teaches at Stanford Law School and Santa Clara University School of Law where she teaches a range of courses including courses in patent litigation, presenting scientific evidence, and leadership and influence skills.


Date:  Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Time:  12pm-1pm

Place:  ZOOM (login credential details to be provided prior to program meeting date)

Cost:    FREE

Click here to register.

The San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association is an approved provider of California MCLE credit, and certifies that the above activity meets the requirements for one hour of ethics credit.