Levy’s Rules for Hiring a Patent Attorney

Consider the following points when retaining counsel. Read them carefully; they could save you time and money:
Be sure your patent attorney is registered by the Patent and Trademark Office. The USPTO keeps a register of 9,339 active agents and 28,933 active attorneys qualified to practice before it. To be listed, a person must comply with the regulations prescribed by the USPTO, which requires proof that the person is of good moral character and of good repute, and that he or she has the legal, scientific, and technical qualifications necessary to give inventors valuable service. Individuals much demonstrate certain qualifications by passing an exam. Those admitted must have a college degree in engineering ...

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