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The Creation of a Patent-Agent Privilege




Time: 12:30PM

Location: Webinar


  • The Creation of a Patent-Agent Privilege

Whether in a transactional or litigation context, lawyers are faced every day with the challenges of maintaining attorney-client privilege. This webinar will highlight two key areas. First, potential waiver pitfalls in business transactions. How much information is too much? Should a buyer/licensee/funder ask to review privileged documents related to the prosecution of the target’s patents? Can the two sides to a deal share privileged information without the privilege being lost? Does the answer depend on whether or not a deal is consummated or what district is involved? Second, how the recent case of In Re: Queen’s University at Kingston, PARTEQ Research and Development Innovations has re-shaped the landscape of privilege when patent agents are involved.  Our panelists will draw on decades of experience to provide guidance on these thorny issues and more.


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Narges M. Kakalia


Narges M. Kakalia is a Mintz commercial litigator who handles securities, insurance and risk management, corporate governance, legal ethics, and big data matters. She represents financial and professional services clients, providing administrative, trial, and appellate assistance.
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John A. Bauer


John A. Bauer is an experienced patent litigator at Mintz. He has first chair trial and appellate experience before district courts and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. John has successfully litigated cases involving a wide range of complex technologies.