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Following a recent report issued by the Department of Commerce, Office of Inspector General, as well as a plethora of recent disciplinary actions published by the USPTO’s Office of Enrollment and Discipline, many practitioners have done a retrospective analysis of
Continue Reading Working with Chinese Trademark Agencies – A Dangerous Game, or Delicate Tightrope?

On June 10, 2021, the USPTO’s Office of Enrollment and Discipline will announce its intention  to delay by two years its previously-published requirement for biennial mandatory “registration statements” from all registered patent attorneys and agents. The USPTO’s announcement has no
Continue Reading USPTO Delays Patent Practitioner Registration Statements and CLE Certifications Until 2024

On May 26, 2021, the USPTO clarified its position that U.S. “practitioners”—who, by definition, include only United States-barred attorneys and USPTO registered patent attorneys and agents—may form partnerships and co-own law firms with non-U.S. attorneys without violating the USPTO’s Rules
Continue Reading USPTO Confirms Agency “Practitioners” May Ethically Partner With Foreign Attorneys