PTO Excludes Patent Attorney Who Paid Client To Deep-Six Ethics Complaint

by Michael E. Mccabe Jr.
Money can buy many things. When a lawyer and client have a dispute, such as a client’s claim for legal malpractice, money often can buy “peace.” And when clients and their lawyers settle such a dispute, it is common for the parties to agree by contract to dismiss—or refrain from filing—a civil complaint. But a lawyer’s ability to buy peace from a complaining client has ethical boundaries.Read the full article