LEGAL AND PATENT ATTORNEY PRIVILEGE
Andrew Brown QC
Paper for NZIPA Conference
17 November 2006
The issue of privilege – both patent attorney privilege and legal professional privilege is an absolutely vital one. The aim of this session is to create a heightened awareness of it amongst the patent attorney profession. It is critical that in your daily practice you operate in such a way as to safeguard your client’s privilege and protect your client’s best interests. Also you need to guard against any inadvertent waiver of privilege to your client’s detriment.