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The three-year ethics saga between Matthew Swyers, owner of The Trademark Company, and the USPTO’s Office of Enrollment and Discipline (OED), ended with a whisper, with Mr. Swyers agreeing to resign from practicing before the USPTO. By entering into what is called an “exclusion on consent” agreement, Mr. Swyers voluntarily gives up the ability to provide U.S.
The fallout from the Niro, Haller & Niro law firm’s doomed litigation on behalf of Intellect Wireless continues. For patent litigator David J. Mahalek, the most junior member of the Niro litigation team, the disciplinary shoe of the USPTO did not just drop–it kicked him in the teeth with an 18-month suspension of his law license.
By Fiona Anderson. As a former journalist, I can’t help but be mesmerized by the bloodletting that is happening at newspapers and television and radio stations across Canada. The only exception is the publicly funded Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Private companies need to make money to survive and, with advertisers now having their own advertising platforms (their websit ...
It’s deja vu all over again: a second ex-Niro IP attorney has received an 18-month suspension from practice before the USPTO. Attorney Paul C. Gibbons, one of four attorneys from the now defunct Niro, Haller & Niro who were sanctioned for vexatious litigation arising from the firm’s representation of NPE Intellect Wireless, settled a disciplinary complaint with the USPTO Di ...
A car accident can lead to a wide variety of orthopedic injuries, ranging from minor injuries that require minimal treatment, to severe ones that require surgery and rehabilitation. Orthopedics is a branch of medicine dealing with the prevention and correction of injuries or disorders to the skeletal system and associated joints, muscles, and ligaments.
On February 27, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia affirmed a decision by the USPTO Director excluding a registered patent agent from practice before the USPTO because the agent practiced trademark law. Factual Background Bang-er Shia became a registered patent agent in 2005; she has never been admitted to the bar of any court as an attorney. Ms.
Trucking companies are vicariously liable for damages caused by their drivers under the respondeat superior doctrine. When an accident occurs between a car and a large truck, the damages can be extensive—sometimes even fatal. At Rasansky Law Firm, our attorneys are focused on ensuring that you and your family are fully compensated.
Many people who look into Chapter 7 bankruptcy as a way to eliminate their debts are immediately concerned that they will lose all of their assets if they file. This concern is understandable, due to the fact that filing for Chapter 7 involves the liquidation of all of a person’s nonexempt assets in order to pay off creditors.
According to a recent article by the Montgomery Advertiser, 45 Alabama legislators are pushing a bill that would give the power to the people of Alabama to vote on whether payday loan interest rates in Alabama should be capped at 36% Interest Rates Out of Control A bi-partisan group of legislators and payday reform advocacy groups gathered at the Alabama State House last Tuesday to introduce the.
The days and weeks immediately following a serious injury-causing accident can be stressful and confusing. Many victims are dealing with mounting medical expenses, uncertainty about when they will be able to return to work, and significant physical and emotional pain and suffering. Under these circumstances, the thought of taking steps to recover compensation from the perso ...
A car accident can leave you with serious injuries, a wrecked car, an inability to earn an income, and significant physical pain and emotional suffering. Thankfully for victims, under certain circumstances, Pennsylvania law1 allows people who are hurt in accidents to recover compensation for these and other losses that they sustain as a result of their accident.
Recent statistics regarding truck accidents in Texas (2014-2015). Texas Truck Accident Statistics More commercial truck accidents occur in Texas than in any other state. This is due in part to Texas’ sheer size, but also due to the number of interstate highways that pass through our state’s borders.
Bryan Lee Addington, of Ethel, Louisiana, Allegedly Stole up to $9.5 Million in an Investment Fraud Scheme Have you or a loved one lost money investing in Bryan Lee Addington’s alleged investment fraud scheme? Peiffer Rosca Wolf securities practice lawyers are investigating investment recovery options on behalf of investors in issues related to Bryan Lee Addington’s alleged inv ...
A PCL tear from a car accident can result in costly medical bills and time off from work. A PCL tear is known as the “dashboard injury”, because it often occurs when a car accident causes the person’s bent knee to strike the dashboard forcefully. The Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) is one of the four ligaments that stabilize and support the knee and prevents excessive movement.
Family law can be long, stressful and confusing. It’s difficult to comprehend the law when going through an expensive divorce. However, there may be an easier way to tackle the subject. Considering Newport RI legal mediation can alleviate the density of courtroom proceedings while finding a solution that benefits everyone involved — including children.
Approximately 72% of the accidents involving pedestrian injuries occur at night. Anyone who lives in a big city would agree that walking along the streets comes with its own risks, especially when walking adjacent to a busy roadway. If a driver is in an accident or loses control of the vehicle, it is possible that that you could be caught in the wrong situation at the wrong time.
In many of these cases, the city, state, or federal government may be held liable for injuries resulting from such an accident. Car accidents often happen because drivers fail to follow the road signs. Not adhering to common road signs does lead to car accidents, and when such an accident happens, we are often left thinking, how hard it is to not turn left on a red when there i ...
Yesterday, in a very short non-precedential opinion, a three judge panel of the Superior Court held in Commonwealth v. William Battle that a switchblade is not protected by the Second Amendment. As discussed in the decision, there is no dispute that upon entering the Pike County Administrative Building, Mr.
I’ve written before about the need for the owners of small businesses to have at least three professionals: a business lawyer, a tax accountant, and an insurance broker. Because it has been a while, and because the advice is so important, I decided to write about it again. Thinkin ...
Motorcyclists are at a significant risk of injury every time they ride. Unlike a car or truck, motorcyclists are completely exposed to the elements and do not enjoy the increased safety that is afforded by features like airbags, seat belts, and crumple zones. As a result, other than riding safely, the only thing that motorcyclists can do to reduce their risk of injury is to we ...