USPTO Rules of Professional Conduct - Proposed Rule and Comments

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Federal Register Notice)

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (doc - Microsoft Word)

ABA and USPTO Rule Comparison Chart (pdf - Adobe Acrobat)

Link to ABA Model Rules and Comments

USPTO Press Release

USPTO Director's Blog

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Changes to Representation of Others Before the USPTO (pptx - Microsoft PowerPoint)

Comments on Proposed USPTO Rules of Professional Conduct

The following comments were submitted in response to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, published in the Federal Register at 77 FR 64189 (October 18, 2012).

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Cornish, Cornell

Crouch, Dennis

Fountain, Ryan

Hansbro, Kevin

Harris, Ron

Heimlich, Alan

Huntsman, Bob

Kitsch, William

Liao, Jason

Moatz, Harry

Schumm III, Brooke

Weiffenbach, Cameron

Weinrich, Brian

Williams, Andrew



American Bar Association

American Intellectual Property Law Association

Intellectual Property Owners Association

Minnesota Intellectual Property Association