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Fish Forum Fish at the Podium

New USPTO Rules of Professional Conduct

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013, 1:00 pm EDT

Fish Forum Fish at the Podium

New USPTO Rules of Professional Conduct

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013, 1:00 pm EDT

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Christopher Bowley and Joseph Valentino will discuss the recent changes to the USPTO Rules of Professional Conduct as finalized earlier this year.

The speakers will provide an overview of the changes and how they have been designed to closely track the American Bar Association Rules of Professional Conduct. In addition, the speakers will highlight:

  • The change in the technical competence requirement and how it may affect representation
  • The heightened standard for client confidentiality and its relation to the practitioner’s duty of disclosure
  • Modifications to the rules regarding conflict of interest, client property and candor

Presenters:
Christopher Bowley, Principal, New York
Joseph Valentino, Technology Specialist, New York

To download PDF slides of this presentation, click here.

 

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