Book Review: Patent Ethics: Prosecution, by David Hricik & Mercedes Meyers

The IP Law Book Review, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp 40-45, June 2010

7 Pages Posted: 9 Oct 2010

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Christopher M. Holman

University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law

Date Written: June 8, 2010

Abstract

Patent practitioners must navigate a complex set of overlapping, and sometimes inconsistent, rules of professional responsibility that govern their conduct. Violation of these rules can lead to severe and costly consequences for them and for their clients. In PATENT ETHICS: PROSECUTION, David Hricik and Mercedes Meyers provide excellent guidance in identifying and avoiding these ethical pitfalls, in a manner that is comprehensive, up-to-date and practical, filling an important niche that to my knowledge is not addressed in any other book. It also provides practical advice on best practices, along with exemplary language for use in reputation with clients and potential clients, and should be a welcome addition to the bookshelf of any patent prosecutors.

Keywords: Patents, Patent Law, Patent Prosecution, Patent Ethics, Legal Ethics, Professional Responsibility, PTO, Patent And Trademark Office, PTO Code of Professional Conduct, Model Rules of Professional Conduct, Model Code of Professional Responsibility

JEL Classification: O30, O31, O32, O33, O34, O38, K10, K20, K23, K41

Suggested Citation

Holman, Christopher M., Book Review: Patent Ethics: Prosecution, by David Hricik & Mercedes Meyers (June 8, 2010). The IP Law Book Review, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp 40-45, June 2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1689551

Christopher M. Holman (Contact Author)

University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law ( email )

5100 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110-2499
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