Posts Tagged: OED Disciplinary Actions


Enter the Sandman: USPTO Unhittable in Reciprocal Discipline Proceedings

Mariano Rivera knows something about perfection. The New York Yankees now-retired pitcher is regarded by many experts as the greatest closer in the history of major league …
12 months ago 8

OED Discipline for False, Misleading Statements in Brief to CAFC

The USPTO charged that Hicks violated 37 C.F.R. 10.20 et seq.[1] Ultimately, Hicks acknowledged that he violated 37 C.F.R. 10.23(b)(5), which prohibited “conduct that is prejudicial …
1 year ago 1

Ethics & OED: Practitioner Discipline at PTO July/August 2013

These three proceedings, like every other reciprocal disciplinary proceeding, demonstrate the overwhelming importance of obtaining the best resolution possible when the State ethics authorities come knocking. Because …
2 years ago 1

Ethics & OED: Practitioner Discipline at PTO – May & June 2013

Time and time again in reciprocal discipline proceedings we see the USPTO handing down identical discipline to what was handed out at the State level. This is …
2 years ago 1

Ethics & OED: Practitioner Discipline at PTO – April 2013

One of the things specifically alleged as demonstrating lack of control over his practice was his antiquated docketing system. Until 2005 Tachner used a "white board" system that …
2 years ago 4

Ethics & OED: Practitioner Discipline at PTO – March/April 2013

Selling v. Radford, 243 U.S. 46 (1917), sets the standards for imposing reciprocal discipline on the basis of a State’s disciplinary adjudication. Under Selling, State disciplinary action creates …
2 years ago 0

Ethics & OED: Practitioner Discipline at PTO – Feb. 2013

Jaeger did not file a response to the complaint, despite being granted two extensions of time to do so. He did, however, send two brief fax messages …
2 years ago 0

Ethics & OED: Suspended Practitioner Reinstated After Felony

It is not common to see a petition for reinstatement, much less an actual reinstatement. That is, however, what happened with respect to Mr. B., who was …
2 years ago 0

Ethics & OED: Practitioner Discipline at the USPTO April/May 2012

What follows are the decisions from April and May 2012. In this time period in 2012 at the OED the Office found themselves dealing with a patent attorney that …
3 years ago 0

Ethics & OED: Practitioner Discipline at the USPTO June 2012

George Reardon was a registered patent agent (Registration No. 53,505). He was also the President and Executive Director of the National Association of Patent Practitioners (NAPP). He was …
3 years ago 0

Ethics & OED: Practitioner Discipline at the USPTO July/Aug. 2012

The USPTO suspension was applied nunc pro tunc. Discipline imposed nunc pro tunc is appropriate only if the practitioner: (1) promptly notified the OED Director of his or …
3 years ago 0

Ethics & OED: Practitioner Discipline at the USPTO Oct. 2012

What follows is discussion of the two disciplinary proceedings undertaken by the USPTO during the month of October 2012. First up is a situation where the USPTO went …
3 years ago 2