Patently Obvious: Is Your Practice Infringing on Your Life? Stress and Ethical Decision-Making for Intellectual Property Attorneys

(Approved by the Georgia State Bar for 2.0 Hours of Ethics/Professionalism credit)

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Intellectual property attorneys, like many of their colleagues, have been known to have their ethical lapses and miscues. In many cases, the road to ruin might have been clearly marked. But what are the “non-obvious” factors that might make even a well-intentioned lawyer vulnerable to making a poor ethical choice?  Using clips from the 2008 film Flash of Genius, this engaging seminar examines the links between the ethical and professional demands of IP practice and an attorney’s commitment to his or her own mental health and well-being.