Lessons From Recent USPTO Disciplinary Actions

Law360, New York (February 21, 2014, 2:22 PM EST) -- All attorneys practicing before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office are governed by the USPTO Rules of Professional Conduct, and are subject to the disciplinary jurisdiction of the USPTO’s Office of Enrollment and Discipline.[1] The OED has the authority to issue sanctions to those who violate the USPTO Rules of Professional Conduct, including public reprimand, suspension, and exclusion from practice before the USPTO.[2] Two recent OED decisions highlight the procedural missteps and misstatements that may land practitioners in disciplinary hot water.[3]

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