January 22, 2020 CLE: Professional Responsibility and Practice Before the US Patent and Trademark Office and the Patent Pro Bono Program


  • Will Covey (Deputy General Counsel and Director of Office of Enrollment and Discipline OED at the United States Patent and Trademark Office)
  • Matt Martin (USPTO Pro Bono Team)


Will Covey from the USPTO will discuss various aspects of professional responsibility and expectations for registered patent agents and attorneys.  The discussion will include OED regulations that govern patent practitioners and selected scenarios from court cases and disciplinary proceedings.  This is followed by Matt Martin, who will discuss the USPTO Pro Bono Program.


Please note location:

Microsoft Campus
Building 92 | Magellan
15010 NE 36th Street
Redmond, WA 98052

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1 hour of ethics credit has been applied for.



Check-in begins at 11:30 am: Please feel free to arrive early to check out the Microsoft Visitor Center and Company Store.

Check-in instructions: Please have your photo ID and vehicle information (license plate, make, model) ready to provide to reception when you check in.

Once you’ve checked in please wait at reception for a designated Microsoft employee to escort you to the event. There you will check in a second time so we have your information in order to earn your CLE credits.