Exploring Ethical Requirements When Working Through the Patent and Trademark Process

July 18, 2018 1:30pm

Donald H. Heckenberg, Jr.
Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto (Washington, D.C.)

Michael E. McCabe Jr.
McCabe Law LLC (Potomac, MD)

Honorable Teresa Rea
Crowell & Moring LLP (Washington, D.C.)

  • What is the role of the oath required with all filings with the Patent and Trademark Office?
  • Who is responsible for reviewing and signing the necessary documents?
  • What rules are observed when investigating the patents and trademarks of competing companies?
  • Examining the “do’s and don’ts” for non-legal staff members working on filing matters
  • Issues related to the implacability of prosecution bars and protective orders to PTAB proceedings