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U.S. Patent and Trademark Office adopts ethics guidelines that closely follow the ABA Model Rules

Jul 1, 2013, 08:10 am CDT


It seems to me that the whole thing works the following way. There are quite a few lawyers out there who just don’t have enough practice to fill all of their time. They then go on, join ABA and take posts where they can spend their time sitting down and writing various lengthy rules. Keep in mind, not every lawyer has an interesting hobby to fill in the spare time. After that, busy organizations, such as USPTO, look around and say “Well, we don’t have a lot of time to write our own rules. Why don’t we just re-write something some kind soul has already written?” And that’s how all these numerous, often pointless, rules come to be everywhere. Thank you very much, I’d rather stick to my hobby of designing things and winning design contests.

By Anna Gray on 2013 06 27, 3:28 am CDT

More contradictory and confusing ethics standards that can land you in hot water.  Why would anyone choose this profession?

By SME on 2013 06 27, 12:18 pm CDT

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By Mike McD on 2013 07 06, 8:54 pm CDT

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