Posts Tagged: ABA model rules


Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker Connected to World Patent Marketing Fraudulent Scheme to Bilk Inventors

In May 2018, Scott Cooper and his companies, World Patent Marketing Inc. and Desa Industries Inc., agreed to a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission that bans them …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 25

6 Core Values and 5 Emotional Intelligence Skills Leading to Sound Ethical Decisions

Core values are key to avoiding ethical violations. This is because most ethics violations are not intentional. They occur because decisions are being made based on the …
By Bernard Knight
3 years ago 4

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 …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 1

Bernard Knight Interview Finale

In part 1 of the interview we discussed why he choose McDermott, what it was like working for David Kappos and working with Federal Circuit Judge Ray Chen …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 0

USPTO Adopts New Ethics Rules Based on ABA Model Rules

The Federal Register Notice explains that currently there are approximately 41,000 registered patent practitioners, with at least 75% of the roster of patent practitioners being attorneys who are admitted …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 6

USPTO Proposes Updated Professional Conduct Rules

This proposed rule package adopts most ABA provisions wholesale or with minor revisions and codifies many professional responsibility obligations that already apply to the practice of law. …
By U.S.P.T.O.
7 years ago 1