USPTO Official Called 'Lazy, Blind, Stupid' In Scorching Letter

Law360, Los Angeles (April 29, 2013, 9:48 PM ET) -- A Los Angeles patent attorney reportedly sent two offensive letters to U.S. Patent and Trademark Office examiners last week, accusing one of them of being “lazy, incompetent, blind, stupid [and] worthless” for rejecting applications for a claim invention due to similar existing patents.

The attorney, Andrew Y. Schroeder, questioned whether another examiner was drunk and taking drugs when he rejected a patent application for car pedals and a water sprinkler tripod, according to reports by Above the Law and other legal blogs. On Monday, ATL published...
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