Business ethics call for patent attorneys to not disclose any ideas that they hear from their clients, but for those first complimentary consultations (before any letter of engagement is signed etc.), is there any actual legal protection on things discussed in that meeting? The client-attorney relationship has not been established at that point right?
Does anyone know?
For those who have gone on their complimentary meetings, have you found it helpful that your questions were answered so you could begin your next steps? What`s your experience?