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The Creation of a Patent-Agent Privilege



Date: June 29, 2016

Time: 8:30AM - 10:00AM

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.


Professional Cropped Kakalia Narges Mintz

Narges M. Kakalia


Narges Kakalia is Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer at Mintz. She leads the law firm in developing its DEI strategy and implementing steps that foster a culture that celebrates differences and ensures that every employee has an equal opportunity to succeed.