Litigation Ethics

  • Untying The IP Ethics Knot

    … Do you worry about ethics in your IP practice? If not, you should. There is way too much going on out there, and not knowing what is happening can leave you exposed to ethics and malpractice risk. If you can spare 90 minutes, tune in tomorrow from 1:00-2:30 pm EST for the ABA-IPL Landslide Webinar Series, entitled “Identifying and Resolving…

    Michael E. Mccabe Jr./ IPethics & INsights- 10 readers -
  • USPTO Suspends Second Ex-Niro IP Attorney For 18 Months

    … 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…

    Michael E. Mccabe Jr./ IPethics & INsights- 19 readers -
  • CAFC Sanctions Patent Atty For Frivolous Appeal; Is USPTO Discipline Next?

    … rules. Walker’s litigation counsel is registered to practice in patent matters before the Office, and thus, he is subject to the USPTO’s disciplinary jurisdiction. In past matters, including cases handled by the undersigned, the OED has instituted ethics investigations under 37 C.F.R. Section 11.22 for alleged litigation misconduct. The CAFC’s ruling today could provide fodder for the OED to open an inquiry into whether Walker’s counsel’s conduct may have violated any of the USPTO’s ethics rules. …

    Michael E. Mccabe Jr./ IPethics & INsights- 37 readers -
  • Litigation Ethics: What To Do With “Hot” Documents

    …. Green’s article, entitled Ethics: Handle With Care, was published on December 13, 2016 in Litigation News by the American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation. As Mr. Green notes, court’s decisions on how to deal with improperly obtained documents “are hard to codify or summarize, both because different judges have reached different conclusions about…

    Michael E. Mccabe Jr./ IPethics & INsights- 20 readers -
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