37 CFR 11.502: Responsibilities of a subordinate practitioner

Taken from the Ninth Edition of the MPEP, Revision 07.2015, Last Revised in November 2015

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11.502    Responsibilities of a subordinate practitioner.

  • (a) A practitioner is bound by the USPTO Rules of Professional Conduct notwithstanding that the practitioner acted at the direction of another person.
  • (b) A subordinate practitioner does not violate the USPTO Rules of Professional Conduct if that practitioner acts in accordance with a supervisory practitioner’s reasonable resolution of an arguable question of professional duty.
[Added 78 FR 20180, Apr. 3, 2013, effective May 3, 2013]