Bloomberg Law
May 26, 2023, 9:23 PM

Ex-LegalForce Attorney’s Patent Office Conduct Sanctions Upheld

Riddhi Setty
Riddhi Setty

The US Patent and Trademark Office’s decision that a LegalForce trademark attorney violated the agency’s rules of professional conduct was upheld by a Virgina federal judge who denied the attorneys’ attempt to fight the decision.

Judge Claude M. Hilton ruled that the patent office was correct in determining that attorney Elizabeth Pasquine “failed to act diligently and promptly in representing her clients” before the agency, according to his decision issued Thursday in US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria.

The patent office alleged that Pasquine, who left LegalForce in March 2019 after working there for almost two ...

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