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]