November 8, 2011
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has imposed reciprocal discipline based on an attorney's suspension by the United States Patent & Trademark Office.
According to this summary, the attorney allowed an application to be abandoned and then engaged in a false filing in an attempt to revive it.
The Massachusetts sanction tracks that imposed by the PTO. The attorney is suspended for two years but may seek reinstatement on probation after two months. (Mike Frisch)
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