November 6, 2017 / 10:56 PM / 2 years ago

Patent Office unveils program for attorneys with addiction issues

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has announced a new program that will allow attorneys struggling with drug and alcohol addiction to avoid discipline for minor misconduct.

The PTO said on Friday in a press release it is launching a pilot program that offers patent and trademark practitioners who have “engaged in minor misconduct the opportunity to avoid formal discipline by implementing specific remedial measures.”

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