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Money can buy many things. When a lawyer and client have a dispute, such as a client’s claim for legal malpractice, money often can buy “peace.” And when clients and their lawyers settle such a dispute, it is common for the parties to agree by contract to dismiss—or refrain from filing—a civil complaint. But a lawyer’s ability to buy peace from a complaining client has ethical boundaries.
… to provide U.S. trademark-related legal services for a minimum of five (5) years. A copy of the exclusion on consent order, which was approved and entered by the USPTO Director’s designee on January 26, 2017, is here. The Ethics Investigation Mr. Swyers was an experienced trademark lawyer and former USPTO Trademark Examining Attorney. He…
… fees. And, of course, the only way the practitioner is going to know if the promoter is engaged in skimming is by asking the right questions of both the promoter and the client. Fifth, patent agents and attorneys must handle funds they receive for client services ethically. If the funds are received from an invention promoter as a third-party…