Event Materials: Representing Clients in Related Technology: Ethical Conflicts in Patent Prosecution
This presentation material is provided by Paul Stewart as a courtesy to the WSPLA members. The use of the slides and any information contained therein by the recipient does not constitute legal advice.
Paul is a seasoned litigator and partner at Knobbe Martens. He represented the amici in the Massachusetts’ Supreme court decision that found in favor of a well-known firm and dismissed a patent malpractice claim that was based on the firm’s representation of multiple clients in similar fields of technology. The amici were major law firms arguing that representing clients in related technology areas should not be a per se violation of ethical conflict of interest rules. Please join us to learn more about this interesting and always intriguing topic.
About our Speaker:
Paul Stewart is a partner in our Orange County Office.
Mr. Stewart represents clients in all types of intellectual property disputes, including those involving patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and related unfair competition claims. He has represented clients in district courts throughout the country and before the United States Courts of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Ninth Circuit.
Mr. Stewart’s cases have involved a vast array of technologies and products, including medical devices, semiconductor processing, computer systems, computer software, and construction equipment. He has also represented many clients in non-technical disputes relating to trademarks, trade dress, and copyrights.
Mr. Stewart joined the firm in 1991 and became a partner in 1996.