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November 04, 2022

Pennsylvania Attorney Disbarred for Repeated Misconduct

The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania recently joined other jurisdictions in disbarring an attorney for many instances of misconduct. According to the court’s Order, the IP attorney entered several patent licensing agreements without his client’s knowledge or approval, misrepresented settlement payment amounts, and failed to prosecute multiple patents on his client’s behalf. The court found that the attorney’s misconduct took place across several states and violated numerous professional responsibility rules including the analogs for ABA Model Rules 1.3 (Diligence); 1.4 (Communication); 1.15 (Safekeeping Property); and 8.4 (Misconduct). 

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