This blog will focus on disciplinary, ethical, and liability issues relating to patent practice, including patent litigation, patent prosecution, opinion work, and transactions. Occasionally it will delve into other areas of intellectual property, ethics generally (since it's not as if ethics in patent practice is completely unconnected from ethics generally), and patent law to the extent it implicates the core concern of the blog.
But I believe less is better, when it comes to scope.
If you have topic suggestions, recently published articles, or cases of note, please email me (david @ hricik . com).
Who I am: Professor of Law at Mercer University School of Law. I have authored and co-authored the two leading treatises in this area (both published by Oxford University Press and available at bookstores everywhere!), written dozens of articles in the field, and given a hundred or so presentations. I've taught ethics and patent law. I've served as an expert in matters before the Office of Enrollment and Discipline, represented practitioners there, and litigated legal ethics and patent matters and served as an expert in all sorts of patent-related ethical disputes. I'll be clerking for Chief Judge Randall R. Rader starting in October (I assume I'll be able to blog during the following eleven months, but don't know.)
So, with that, substantive posts should appear daily during the week.
Glad to be hear and thanks, Dennis, for the opportunity.