USPTO Requires Patent Bar Applicants To Disclose Expunged Or Diverted Criminal Records

Michael E. McCabe, Jr.Patent EthicsLeave a Comment

While in college, Joe Varsity is arrested for public intoxication. Joe pleads no contest, and the charge is dismissed after he completes an alcohol education class. Joe’s conviction is later expunged (or erased). Under the laws where Joe’s arrest occurred, “any person who shall have been the subject of such an erasure shall be deemed to have never been arrested … Read More