• Finding and Reporting Time Bars
  • July 24, 2003 | Author: Marcella Watkins
  • Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. - Houston Office
  • In the context of finding, evaluating and reporting time bars, difficult ethical problems may arise from a conflict between a lawyer's responsibilities to clients and to the legal system. These conflicts can often be avoided and are sometimes more apparent than real. A careful and consistent approach to dealing with potential time bars will ensure that the lawyer satisfies her ethical duties to both the client and the patent office and avoids ethical conflicts.