Ethical Fee-Splitting for IP Practitioners & New ABA Guidance

Michael E. McCabe, Jr.Fee-SplittingLeave a Comment

Some IP practitioners are unaware of the ethical rules regulating the practice known as “fee-splitting.” In this context, “fee-splitting” refers to the situation where a first USPTO practitioner divides a portion of a client’s fee with a second practitioner who is from a different firm as the first. According to 37 C.F.R. Section 11.105(e), a division of fees between practitioners … Read More