February 06, 2018

2018 Midyear Meeting: ABA urges adoption of rules for client-patent agent confidentiality

The House of Delegates approves Resolution 101A on Feb. 5 during the 2018 Midyear Meeting session in Vancouver.

The resolution urges the enactment of legislation to establish an evidentiary privilege by courts in civil actions and United States Patent and Trade Office proceedings for confidential communications between a client and a patent agent licensed by the USPTO.  

The resolution was sponsored by the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law and the ABA Section of Litigation.