The two most experienced minds in IP Ethics merge
McCabe Ali creates an unrivaled powerhouse in Intellectual Property Ethics Law
By: McCabe & Ali LLP
Having individually handled hundreds of highly sensitive ethics investigations, together McCabe//Ali will bring decades of substantive technical, legal, and ethics experience to their global clients. "Combining the expertise and experience that Emil and Mike bring to the law — the two attorneys who understand the world of IP ethics like no other lawyers out there — is extraordinary,"
After twenty years as a practicing IP litigator, since 2011, McCabe has represented more than 200 patent and trademark practitioners in professional discipline investigations and proceedings before the USPTO. Ali spent years on the regulatory side, working within OED as an attorney. In addition to working on scores of disciplinary investigations, Ali assisted in the 2013 re-drafting of the agency's ethics rules.
OED investigations defense
A high stakes law firm, McCabe//Ali will represent patent attorneys and agents, trademark attorneys, law firms and in-house IP departments accused of malpractice or violating the USPTO Rules of Professional Conduct. Lawyers found guilty of violating the USPTO's ethics rules can be suspended or disbarred. In addition, McCabe//Ali will assist lawyers and students who are denied entry into the Patent Bar through the USPTO patent practitioner admission and appeal process.
"A client won't find their expertise anywhere else — they bring an underlying knowledge of patent and trademark subject-matter combined with the unique understanding of legal ethics," says Kevin E. Noonan, Ph.D., Partner and Chair of McDonnel Boehnen Hulbright & Berghoff, Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals Practice Group.
Law firm compliance and risk management consulting and CLEs
McCabe//Ali will consult directly with law firms and in-house counsel on compliance with the Rules of Professional Conduct, including auditing IP practices for ethics compliance and providing in-house seminars on ethics and risk management. As part of their launch, McCabe//Ali will provide an invitation-only complimentary ethics Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminar.
"Five steps for IP attorneys to avoid malpractice and ethics risks in a post-COVID-19 world," will be held on September 7, 2020. McCabe//Ali also runs IPethics & INsights, an award-winning blog, at www.ipethicslaw.com.
Michael E. McCabe, Jr.