Practitioner Beware: Outsourcing Patent Applications May Be Illegal

Michael E. McCabe, Jr.Outsourcing, Patent EthicsLeave a Comment

I am solicited on an almost daily basis by overseas organizations offering deeply-discounted patent application drafting services.  It may very well be that such services, which typically originate from countries where there is an abundant supply of technically-skilled labor, can offer a competitive product at significant cost savings compared to fees charged by U.S. patent practitioners for equivalent services.  Thus, … Read More

IP Ethics – Upcoming CLE Event

Michael E. McCabe, Jr.Continuing Legal Education, IP EthicsLeave a Comment

On Wednesday, December 10, 2014, the New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association (NJIPLA) will hold its first ever seminar dedicated exclusively to ethical issues in the practice of intellectual property law.  The half-day program, entitled Ethics in IP, will feature speakers covering a range of ethics topics specifically tailored for the IP practitioner.  Whether your practice is litigation, prosecution, or counseling, the Ethics in IP event … Read More