The general purpose of this paper is to sensitize intellectual property lawyers to the potential impact on their practice created by Sarbanes-Oxley. At a more detailed level, and because of the unique challenges facing them, this paper addresses Sarbanes-Oxley's potential impact on patent lawyers who practice before the PTO, even when it is the patent lawyer's sole practice. To that end, this paper will highlight relevant portions of Rule 56, the relevant ethical code sections, and the pertinent considerations under Sarbanes-Oxley.
Reich, Abraham C. and Rocci, Steven J.
"The Lawyer's Duty of Disclosure Ethics and Sarbanes-Oxley the New Conundrum for Patent Lawyers,"
Akron Intellectual Property Journal: Vol. 1
, Article 3.
Available at: https://ideaexchange.uakron.edu/akronintellectualproperty/vol1/iss1/3