• This Post Could Save Your Patent Law License

    … before the USPTO. How does the OED meet its goal of maintaining an up to date and accurate roster of active registered patent practitioners? Two ways. First, all registered patent practitioners must (let me repeat this–must) provide the OED with correct and current contact information. See 37 C.F.R. Section 11.11(a). It is not sufficient…

    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

    … of PDF files in a table that can be organized in chronological or reverse-chronological order. Unfortunately, the Reading Room tells the reader absolutely nothing about what, exactly, was happening in the world of discipline at the USPTO. Indeed, the Reading Room fails to provide any summary of what each of the USPTO’s disciplinary decisions…

    Michael E. Mccabe Jr./ IPethics & INsights- 41 readers -
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