Breadth Of PTO Ethics Opinion Could Alter How IP Firms Interact With Foreign Associates

by Michael E. Mccabe Jr.
This post is the last of a three-part series reviewing how the USPTO interprets and applies its ethics rules to IP practitioners who represent patent and trademark clients through non-practitioner intermediaries. Where Are We Now: Evolution of PTO Ethics Opinions Thirty years ago, the PTO issued (in 1987 and 1988) ethics opinions regarding very discrete questions concerning t ...Read the full article