The OED Redemption: Director Expediting Petitions To Reinstate Suspended Practitioners

Michael E. McCabe, Jr.Discipline, Office of Enrollment and Discipline, Patent EthicsLeave a Comment

It is not necessarily an easy feat for a suspended lawyer to become readmitted to the Bar.  Some jurisdictions prohibit a suspended lawyer from even entering into a law firm.  In other jurisdictions, a suspended lawyer may work as a paralegal subject to numerous restrictions and conditions.   For lawyers who have practiced for many years on their own, such … Read More

USPTO Suspends Patent Attorney After State Discipline For UPL And Drug Conviction

Michael E. McCabe, Jr.Discipline, PTO Ethics DecisionsLeave a Comment

The USPTO suspended a patent attorney for six months from practicing before the Office following the attorney’s six-month suspension from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts bar. See In re Ramos, No. D2014-09. Timothy A. Ramos’ legal troubles began in 2009 as a result of his work for the Ramos Law Group, Inc., in Ohio. During an eight-month period in 2009, about … Read More