District Court Holds USPTO’s Reciprocal Discipline Rule Requires Agency To Impose “Identical” Sanction As State Bar

by Michael E. Mccabe Jr.
USPTO practitioners take heed — if you are publicly disciplined on ethical grounds by a State Bar, the USPTO must give you the identical disciplinary sanction as the State Bar. Moreover, Section 11.24 provides practitioners with “notice” regarding the procedure to be followed if a practitioner is disciplined on ethical grounds by another jurisdiction.Read the full article