Posts Tagged: oed


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 …
By Gene Quinn
7 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 …
By Gene Quinn
7 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 …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 2

Ethics & OED: Practitioner Discipline at the USPTO Nov/Dec 2012

David Gaudio was not a registered patent practitioner, but this was not a case where OED went after someone who was only engaged in trademark representation via …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 3

USPTO Issues Final Rules of Discipline for Patent Practitioners

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced today that it will publish final rules in the Federal Register on Tuesday, July 31, 2012, that relate to the …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 3

PTO Proposes Rules for OED Patent Practitioner Discipline

When I first set out to write this article my intention was to do something that briefly summarized the proposed rules to bring everyone up to speed. …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 6

New Look Patent Bar Examination Continues to Evolve

What I can report is that the USPTO did, in fact, meet the April 12, 2011, deadline and the newly testable material is being tested as advertised. The USPTO …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 0

USPTO Announces Impending Update to Patent Bar Exam

This announcement signals a major shift in the way would-be patent attorneys and patent agents will be tested, bringing the exam forward to test the latest developments …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 0

Patent Office Disciplinary Actions and the Lack Thereof

I thought it might be interesting to take a look at what the Office of Enrollment & Discipline has been up to since the start of 2010. To be …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 10

Patent Stories of the Decade – Honorable Mentions

At the end of 2009 I did a two part series setting forth what I believed to be the Top 10 Patent Stories of the Decade, see Top 10 – #1 to #5 …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 10

Does My Degree Qualify Me to Take the Patent Bar?

Some of the most popular pages month after month on IPWatchdog.com are our Patent Bar information pages, and given that I teach for the PLI Patent …
By Gene Quinn
11 years ago 9