Uspto Director Decisions

  • 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 -
  • New USPTO Discipline Search Engine Added To IPethics & INsights

    … of the USPTO’s web site, in the so-called OED “FOIA Reading Room.” This collection of USPTO disciplinary decisions is not published by LEXIS, Westlaw, or any other computerized legal research service. The decisions themselves are “raw” PDF files. They are not cataloged or summarized in any searchable way. They lack annotation, synopsis, or summary. So…

    Michael E. Mccabe Jr./ IPethics & INsights- 23 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 -
  • “Rising Star” Falls For Suspended Trademark Attorney

    … By all accounts, Jeremy Blackowicz is a fine trademark attorney with a long and bright future ahead. According to a recent version of his law firm’s website, Mr. Blackowicz was an associate in the Boston, Massachusetts intellectual property department of Day Pitney, LLP. According to the firm’s website, Mr. Blackowicz, a 2001 graduate of Boston…

    Michael E. Mccabe Jr./ IPethics & INsights- 72 readers -
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