Posts Tagged: office of enrollment and discipline


Exclusive Interview: PTO Director Andrei Iancu and OED Director Will Covey on Practitioner Dues, CLE and Unauthorized Practice

The focus of this interview was OED generally, but more specifically why they Office felt it was necessary to begin charging annual dues to practitioners and what …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 11

Will the USPTO use annual patent practitioner dues to stop the unauthorized practice of law?

It is no secret to anyone in the industry; the unauthorized practice of law is rampant, and OED does nothing to stop it... If charging dues to …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 21

USPTO proposes CLE and bar dues for patent practitioners

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has provided the Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC) information relating to proposed patent fees in advance of the PPAC …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 22

USPTO to Update Patent Bar Exam in August 2018

"This is a mere change in form, not substance," according to John White, principle lecturer in the PLI patent bar review course. "The PTO will start testing …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 2

Disbarred Patent Attorney Michael I. Kroll Still Practicing, No Comment from PTO

Despite being excluded from the practice of patent law before the USPTO, Kroll is openly continuing his practice. His website Invention.net is still up and running, …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 12

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

Termination of an OED Disciplinary Proceeding: How A SOL Defense May Be Properly Construed

The Hearing Order concluded that the parties raised sufficient issues of material fact to warrant the ready-to-go Hearing to determine when respondent’s alleged misconduct was actually “…
By Steve Lipman
4 years ago 2

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 …
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
7 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