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  • USPTO Director Reverses ALJ, Rules In Favor Of Patent Attorney

    USPTO Director Reverses ALJ, Rules In Favor Of Patent Attorney August 9, 2016 Michael E. McCabe, Jr. IP Ethics, Reciprocal Discipline, USPTO Director Decisions On August 5, 2016, the USPTO Director issued a Final Order reversing a hearing officer’s recommendation that a patent practitioner be suspended for 18 months for allegedly violating the USPTO’s ethics rules.

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  • Day of Reckoning Arrives For Thieving IP Attorney

    A former senior in-house intellectual property counsel for Hunter Douglas was sentenced Wednesday to nearly six years in federal prison for his role in a fraudulent billing scheme involving fake patent searches. The former patent attorney pleaded guilty in April to federal felony charges of tax evasion and mail fraud arising from his theft of about $5 million from his employer.

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  • What Can Johnny Manziel Teach Lawyers About Ethics? (Plenty)

    Part 1 of a 3-Part Series Ex-Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has been in the news a lot lately. And none of it has been good. The former Heisman Trophy winner and 2014 first round NFL draft pick was “much watch” sports TV for his prowess on the gridiron. His professional career, which began with such optimism just two seasons ago, appears finished.

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  • 10th Annual Patent Law Institute CLE Program From PLI

    On May 5-6, 2016, Practicing Law Institute (PLI) will be conducting its 10th Annual Patent Law Institute. The Institute will be held in San Francisco and also will be broadcast life via webcast. Registration is available at the following link. According to PLI, The Institute is designed to be of ultimate practice value to all three subgroups in the patent law community: pate ...

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  • Texas Court Upholds Baker Botts Patent Malpractice Win

    A Dallas appeals court has upheld a trial court’s ruling in favor of Baker Botts, L.L.P. on its former client’s claim for patent malpractice based on the firm’s simultaneous representation of two clients in the same technical field. See Axcess International, Inc. v. Baker Botts, L.L.P., No. 05-14-01151-CV (Tex. App.–Dallas Mar. 24, 2016) (mem. op.

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  • Excluded Patent Attorney Appeals To Federal Circuit

    A patent attorney who was excluded from the USPTO has appealed to the Federal Circuit. By way of background, on July 15, 2015, the USPTO Director entered an order excluding Richard Polidi from practice before the Office. The USPTO Director’s disciplinary action came after the Director of the Office of Enrollment and Discipline (OED) filed a complaint for reciprocal discipline predicated on Mr.

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