Patent Bar

In order to be registered as a patent agent or patent attorney in the United States, one must pass the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) registration examination, officially called the Examination for Registration to Practice in Patent Cases Before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and known informally as the patent bar.
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  • Are Your Firm’s Foreign Associate Practices Ethical?

    … decision in In re Mikhailova, Proc. No. D2017-18 (USPTO Dir. June 6, 2017). That decision included some very broad statements of OED/USPTO ethics policy–specifically regarding exactly what ethics rules are implicated by the client-intermediary-practitioner relationship and how the Office expects practitioners to comply with those rules when they provide…

    Michael E. Mccabe Jr./ IPethics & INsights- 12 readers -
  • Mandatory Ethics Training For Patent Agents Is Long Overdue

    … What formal ethics training is required of a U.S. patent agent? None. What minimal level of competency in ethics must a patent agent demonstrate in order to qualify for a license to practice patent law before the USPTO? Again, the answer is “None.” For attorneys, ethics training is of considerable importance. It starts in law school. Accredited…

    Michael E. Mccabe Jr./ IPethics & INsights- 13 readers -
  • This Post Could Save Your Patent Law License

    … reinstatement, the practitioner has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor (other than a “minor traffic violation”), then that could delay, if not derail, the reinstatement process. If they do this relatively quickly and have no negative information on the Reinstatement Data Sheet, then the administrative suspension should be lifted within a few…

    Michael E. Mccabe Jr./ IPethics & INsights- 12 readers -
  • Day of Reckoning Arrives For Thieving IP Attorney

    … A former senior in-house intellectual property counsel for Hunter Douglas was sentenced Wednesday to nearly six years in federal prison for his role in a fraudulent billing scheme involving fake patent searches. The former patent attorney pleaded guilty in April to federal felony charges of tax evasion and mail fraud arising from his theft…

    Michael E. Mccabe Jr./ IPethics & INsights- 26 readers -
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