• This Post Could Save Your Patent Law License

    … and Discipline (OED) is to maintain an accurate roster of “current” registered patent attorneys and agents. There are good reasons for the OED to want to make sure that its roster is accurate. For one thing, the PTO incurs administrative costs associated with maintaining the roster, so it makes no sense to include on the list the names of those…

    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…

    Michael E. Mccabe Jr./ IPethics & INsights- 10 readers -
  • 2016 USPTO Disciplinary Decisions – The Year In Review

    … a handle on ethics decisions published by the USPTO. For anyone who has ever tried to research the disciplinary decisions of the USPTO, you will find the only publicly available resource (apart from this blog, of course), is a page on the OED’s website called the OED Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) “Reading Room.” The “Reading Room” is a repository…

    Michael E. Mccabe Jr./ IPethics & INsights- 44 readers -
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