Attys Welcome USPTO Revamp Of Outdated Conduct Rules
By Ryan Davis
Law360, New York (April 03, 2013, 7:56 PM ET) -- In the first update to its professional conduct rules in nearly 30 years, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office finally agreed Wednesday to align its policy with those used in most U.S. states, relieving practitioners who have long been frustrated by having to deal with two sets of rules.
The final rules for practicing at the USPTO are based on the model rules of professional conduct of the American Bar Association, which are used in 49 states and the District of Columbia. They replace rules based...