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David Hricik


Avoiding the Very Obvious (Almost Glaring) Problem of Intensifiers, Ga B.J., Aug. 2020, at 68. (co-authored with Prof. Karen Sneddon).

Screen Time: Legal Documents in the Digital Age, 38 Del. Law. 14 (2020) (co-authored with Prof. Karen Sneddon).

Getting Good at the New Norm: Writing Briefs and Motions for Screen Readers,  66, (6 ed. Georgia Bar Journal 2020).

25 Karen J Sneddon & David Charles Hricik Breaking Bad . . . Writing Habits 66, (5 ed. Georgia Bar Journal 2020).

Acronyms to Enhance Your Legal Writing, Ga B.J., Feb. 2020, at 60. (co-authored with Prof. Karen Sneddon).

Tackling Block Quotes, Ga B.J., Dec. 2019, at 60. (co-authored with Prof. Karen Sneddon).

The 10 Principles of Plain English, Ga B.J., Oct. 2019, at 60. (coauthored with Prof. Karen Sneddon).

Voice and Tone in Legal Writing, Ga B.J., Aug. 2019, at 84. (co-authored with Prof. Karen Sneddon).

Organization Matters, Ga B.J., June 2019, at 76. (co-authored with Prof. Karen Sneddon).

Ethics of Using Artificial Intelligence to Augment Drafting Legal Documents, 4 Tex. A&M J. Prop. L. 465 (2018) (with  Asya-Lorrene S. Morgan & Kyle H. Williams).

Will Patenting Make as Much Sense in the New Regime of Weakened Patent Rights and Shorter Product Life Cycles?, 40 Vand. J. Entert. & Tech. L. 457 (2017).

Writing Matters, Georgia B.J. (regular column on writing, ethics, and effective lawyering) (co-author) (Feb. 2007 to present) (quarterly).

Seeing Adversity in Patent Litigation: I’ll be Your Eyes, 7 Landslide 15 (July/Aug. 2015).

When Dreams Come True? Using Section 285 to Impose Fees on Opposing Counsel, 7 Landslide 15 (Jan/Feb. 2015).

Bringing a World of Light to Technology and Judicial Ethics, 27 Regent L. Rev. 1 (2014).

Is Litigation Counsel who Also Engages in Competitive Decision-making Wrong for the Part?, 4 St. Mary’s J. Ethics & Malpractice 150 (2014).

Dear Lawyer: If You Decide It's Not Economical to Represent Me, You Can Fire Me As Your Contingent Fee Client, but I Agree I Will Still Owe You a Fee, 64 Mercer L. Rev. 363 (2013).

The Same Thing Twice: Copying Text from One Client’s Patent into Another Client’s Application, 5 Landslide 13 (2013).

Exploring drivers of change on e-discovery in the future and their effects on lawyers, Fulton County Daily Report (2012) (co-author).

Legal Ethics and Non-Practicing Entities: Being on the Receiving End Matters Too, 27 Santa Clara High Tech. L.J. 793 (2011).

What Experts can do for Your IP Case, ABA Intell. Prop. L. Newsletter 6 (2011).

Motions to Disqualify in Texas State and Federal Court, 74 Tex. B. J. 466 (2011) (co-author).

Tweet me Some Ethics, 17 J. Nat’l. Ass’n. of Consumer Advocates 1 (2011) (co-author with student).

An Article we Wrote Ourselves to the Future: Early 21st Century Views on Ethics and the Internet, 1 St. Mary’s J. on Legal Malpractice 114 (2011) (co-author with students).

Ethics and the Internet: It’s a Funny Old New World, The Practical Lawyer 21 (2011) (co-author with students).

Congratulations on Your Hallucinations: Why the 1992 Amendment to Rule 1.56 is Irrelevant to Inequitable Conduct, 38 Am. Intell. Prop. L. Q.J. 1 (2010) (co-author with former student).

Memoriam for Professor Ed Brewer, 36 N. Ky. L. Rev. vii (2009).

Infinite Combinations: Conflicts of Interest in Patent Litigation, 26 Del. Lawyer 14 (2009).

Remedies for the Infringer? 20 ABA Intell. Prop. Litig. 11 (2009).

“Metadata: Are You in Danger of an Ethics Violation,” 13 ABA Young Lawyer 2 (2009)(co-author).

An Update Current Client Conflicts of Interest, 19 Intell. Prop. Litig. 1 (2008).

Some limits on Evidence Gathering in the Digital Age, 25 GPSolo 24 (2008) (co-author).

Metadata: The Ghosts Haunting e-Documents, 82 Fla. B.J. 32 (2008) (co-author).

Patents Compared to Trademarks: The Duty of Candor/The Avoidance of Fraud, 97 Trademark Rep. 1317 (2007) (co-author).

Metadata: Ethical Obligations of the Witting and Unwitting Recipient, 13 Ga. B.J. 30 (2008) (co-author).

Metadata: Ghosts Haunting e-Documents, 18 Ga. B.J. 16 (2008) (co-author).

Patent Agents: The Person You Are, 20 Geo. J. Legal Ethics 261 (2007).

Avoiding Conflicts from Client E-mails, co-authored with second year law student, 11 No. 3. J. Internet Law (2007).

An Opinion of Counsel from Trial Counsel: A Handful of Sand?, 35 Am. Intell. Prop. L.Q.J. 171 (2007).

Patents and Trademarks: The Duty of Good Faith, 89 J. Pat. & Trademark Off. Soc’y 287 (2007) (co-author) (invited reprint).

Mining for Embedded Data: Is it Ethical to Take Intentional Advantage of Other Peoples Failures?, 8 N.C. J. L. & Tech. 231 (2007).

Inadvertently Produced Privileged Documents under the New Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: You Ask for it Back, but Then What?, 12 Ga. B.J. 18 (2007).

Don’t Settle Your License Away, 69 Tex. B.J. 126 (Feb. 2006) (co-author).

The Speed of Normal: Conflicts, Competency, and Confidentiality in the Digital Age,10 Computer L. Rev. & Tech. J. 73 (2006).

Lawyers Still Worry Too Much About Transmitting E-mail Over the Internet,10 J. Tech.L. & Pol’y 265 (2005) (co-author).

To Whom it May Concern: Using Disclaimers to Avoid Disqualification by Receipt of Unsolicited E-mail from Prospective Clients, 16 Prof. Lawyer 1 (2005).

I Can Tell When You’re Telling Lies: Metadata in Litigation and Transactional Practice, 16 J. Legal Prof. 79 (2006).

Why There Should Be Fewer Articles Like This One: Law Professors Should Write More for Legal Decision-Makers and Less for Themselves, 38 Suffolk U. L. Rev. 761 (2005) (co-author).

The Ethical Responsibilities and Liability Risks Arising From Representing a Single Client in Multiple Patent-Related Representations: How Things Snowball,18 Geo. J. Legal Ethics 421 (2005).

Arbitration Clauses for On-Going Relationships, Jan/Feb Houston Lawyer (2005) (co-author).

Save a Little Room for Me: The Necessity of Naming as Inventors Practitioners Who Conceive of Claimed Subject Matter, 5 Loyola L. & Tech. J. 1 (2005) (reprint; co-author).

Infinite Combinations: Whether The Duty of Competency Requires Lawyers to Include Choice of Law Clauses in Contracts They Draft for Their Clients12 Willamette J. of Int’l L. & Disp. Res. 241 (2004).

Where the Bodies Are: Current Exemplars of Inequitable Conduct and How to Avoid Them, 12 Tex. Intell. Prop. L.J. 287 (2004).

Reading Too Much Into Nothing: The Metaphor of Place and the Internet, 55 Mercer L. Rev. 855 (2004).

You’re a Whole Different Person When You’re Scared: Ethics on the Internet (Part I),Law Computing Magazine (Nov. 2004).

Save a Little Room for Me: The Necessity of Naming as Inventors Practitioners Who Conceive of Claimed Subject Matter, 55 Mercer L. Rev. 635 (2004) (with Alexandra Geczi, and Zachary Thomas).

The Transmission and Receipt of Invisible Confidential Information, ABA Consumer & Personal Rights Legislation Newsletter (Winter 2003/2004) (co-author).

Trouble Waiting to Happen: Malpractice and Ethical Issues in Patent Prosecution, 31 Am. Intell. Prop. L. Q.J. 387 (2003).

The Use of Website Disclaimers Regarding the Obligation of Confidentiality for U.S. Law Firms 4 World Internet L. Rep. 29 (2003).

The Truth Be Told? The Ethics of Using Undercover Testers and Investigators in Civil Litigation,VIII ABA Section of Litigation Consumer & Personal Rights Litigation Newsletter (2003).

In the New Digital World, Old-World Ethics Still Apply, 4 World Internet L. Rep. 26 (2003).

Troublesome Issues Facing Prosecuting Litigators and Their Firms, 21 Intell. Prop. Newsletter 16 (2003).

Wrong About Everything: Application by the District Courts of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 9(b) to Inequitable Conduct, 86 Marquette L. Rev. 895 (2003).

Dragons Along the Information Superhighway, 29 L. Pract. Mgmt. 24 (2003).

Aerial Boundaries: The Duty of Candor as a Limitation on the Duty of Patent Practitioners to Advocate for Maximum Patent Coverage, 44 So. Tex. L. Rev. 205 (2002).

Hidden Dangers: ASPs and Ethics, Law Practice Management 32 (March 2002) (co-author).

Life in Dark Waters: Ethical and Professional Responsibilities of Adjunct Law Professors, 42 So. Tex. L. Rev. 379 (2001).

Disparities in Legal Ethical Standards Between State and Federal Judicial Systems, 13 Geo. J. Legal Ethics 577 (2000) (coauthor).

Lawyer-Client Arbitration Agreements Require Care and Disclosure, Tex. Lawyer 62 (June 19, 2000).

The Risks and Responsibilities of Attorneys and Firms Prosecuting Patents for Different Clients in Related Technologies, 8 Tex. Intel. Prop. L.J. 1 (2000).

Lawyers Worry Too Much About Transmitting Client Confidences by Internet E-mail, 11 Geo. J. Legal Ethics 459 (1998).

Attorney Liability to Nonclients: Is Privity the Issue?, 9 Professional Lawyer 1 (1998).

Professionalism in Intellectual Property Practice, 16 Intell. Prop. 3 (1998).

The1998 Mass Tort Symposium: Legal Ethical Issues at the Cutting Edge of Substantive and Procedural Law, 17 Rev. Litig. 419 (1998).

Remedies of the Infringer: The Use by the Infringer of Implied and Common Law Federal Rights, State Law Claims, and Contract to Shift Liability for Infringement of Patents, Copyrights, and Trademarks, 28 Tex. Tech. L. Rev. 1027 (1997).

Reflections of a Trial Lawyer on the Symposium: Dialogue with the Devil in Me, 38 So. Tex. L. Rev. 745 (1997).

Uncertainty, Confusion, and Despair: The Impact of Legal Ethical Rules on Large Firm Practice, 16 Rev. Litig. 705 (1997).

Confidentiality and Privilege in High-Tech Communications, 8 Prof. Law. 1 (1997).

Confidentiality & Privilege in High-Tech Communications, 60 Tex. B.J. 104 (1997).

Trade Secrets: An Update on the Impact of State and Federal Efforts to Broaden the Public Right of Access to Court Records, 23 Am. Intell. Prop. L. Ass'n. Q.J. 161 (1996) (coauthor).

Batson, J.E.B. and Purkett: A Step-by-Step-by-Step Guide to the Three Step Process of Making and Challenging Peremptory Challenges in Federal Court, 37 So. Tex. L. Rev. 127 (1996) (coauthor).

Peremptory Challenges in Federal Intellectual Property Litigation, 2 IP Litigator 1 (1996) (coauthor).

Price Erosion as Factor in Damages, 30 les Nouvelles 69 (June 1995) (co author).The Allocation of the Risk of Infringement of Intellectual Property Rights Under Article 2 of the U.C.C., 20 Am. Intell. Prop. L. Ass'n. Q. J. 71 (1992).

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