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37 CFR 11.801 is a regulation that imposes a duty on practitioners to cooperate with the Office of Enrollment and Discipline (OED).  The regulation is divided into two key provisions that apply to applicants for registration, and those under disciplinary/reinstatement investigation:
False Statements: The regulation first proscribes making false statements of material fact.  This is

The USPTO’s reputation for being focused on signatures is growing almost as fast as pendency.  However, with recent court decisions, much is left to the eye of the beholder–leaving practitioners and their clients uncertain regarding the state of the law.
Why Signatures Matter to the USPTO
37 CFR 11.18 mandates a two-part certification process whenever

In the past year, I have seen an increase in questions related to artificial intelligence.  Specifically, patent and trademark lawyers have asked whether it is permissible for those lawyers engaged in practice before the USPTO to use Generative AI.  While I have and continue to present on this topic multiple times, including (here),

On September 5, 2023, the USPTO announced in a Federal Register Notice that all non-attorney support staff would be required, beginning on January 20, 2024, to verify their identity to access the USPTO’s Trademark Electronic Application System (“TEAS”).  This follows multiple changes in July 2022 and October 2023 to the USPTO’s Trademark Verified USPTO.gov Account

In an appellate case of first impression on a novel procedural issue, the Ninth Circuit on July 27 in Kirkland v. USBC, Los Angeles, quashed trial subpoenas purporting to command individuals who resided and worked out-of-state and more than 100 miles from the courthouse to “appear” at a hearing by contemporaneous video transmission.  Addressing