• This Post Could Save Your Patent Law License

    … deal about this? It has to do with the second way the OED maintains an accurate roster–the “mandatory practitioner survey.” As the OED explains on its website: The Office of Enrollment and Discipline (OED) periodically conducts a mandatory survey of registered practitioners pursuant to 37 C.F.R. § 11.11. The purpose of the survey is to ascertain…

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  • PTO Suspends PTAB Atty Who Filed Multiple TM Apps For Cannabis Client

    …, who has worked at the USPTO since 2009 and is apparently employed as an attorney at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), violated multiple USPTO ethics rules for filing at least 33 trademark applications for a relative and his companies. According to the settlement agreement, Ms. Laux’s conduct violated 18 U.S.C. Sections 203 and 205, which…

    Michael E. Mccabe Jr./ IPethics & INsights- 12 readers -
  • You Just Received An OED Bar Grievance. Now What?

    … The only time a patent attorney or agent ever wants to hear from the USPTO’s Office of Enrollment and Discipline is when they are admitted to the Patent Bar and issued a registration number. Other than that, no news is good news. So if an envelope arrives from the OED (certified mail, return receipt requested), don’t expect the Office…

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  • 2016 USPTO Disciplinary Decisions – The Year In Review

    … significant misconduct (e.g., failing to return unearned fees, failure to cooperate with OED ethics investigation, etc.); (v) conduct that primarily involves misrepresentations or dishonesty, prejudices the administration of justice, or comprises the unauthorized practice of law; and (vi) criminal misconduct. I hope you find The 2016 Year in Review to be a useful resource. Related …

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