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Intellectual Property Law

A Section of the Virginia State Bar.

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VSB IP Section - Spring Ethics CLE Webinar

March 28, 2018

The Intellectual Property Section of the Virginia State Bar presents The Spring Ethics CLE Webinar; entitled

Professional Responsibility and Practice before the USPTO

(1.0 hours of ethics approved)

Presented by William R. Covey

Deputy General Counsel and Director of Enrollment and Discipline

United States Patent and Trademark Office

March 28, 2018

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The presentation provides an overview of some of OED’s programs and functions, including the recently-announced diversion pilot program. It will also will review some of the core regulations involved in OED’s disciplinary procedures and will briefly touch on recent statistics regarding practitioner discipline. The second half of the presentation focuses on OED disciplinary decisions in areas highly relevant to patent and trademark practitioners, such as, conflicts of interest, candor before the office, and diligent representation.

To register for this free CLE event, please click here.