A new blog just out by Michael McCabe, Jr., is IPethics & Insights, which focuses on ethics and discipline in the field of IP law. It’s self-described as a resource for intellectual property attorneys regarding patent and trademark ethics, professional liability, and discipline, including the latest USPTO and court decisions, trends, news, and analysis.
“I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.”
~ Friedrich Nietzsche
A recent article focuses on U.S. District Judge Keith Ellison’s decision in in Tesco Corporation v. Weatherford International Inc., in which he dismissed a patent infringement action with prejudice as a sanction for counsel’s misrepresentations to the court.
The district court stated, “Counsel owes the Court a duty of complete candor at all times, regardless of whether the jury is in the courtroom, or opposing counsel rejects other sanctions.
McCabe points out that lying to a judicial officer is a serious matter and one of many ways that Intellectual Property practitioners can be professionally disciplined.
If you get a chance, check it out this new resource.