February 27, 2018
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. — Ethics CLE
1:15-1:45 — Inside the PTO: A Conversation
The Conservatory at Mitchell Hamline School of Law
875 Summit Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105
Lunch is included
MN Board approval of 1.0 ethics CLE credit is pending
A View From Inside the USPTO
A 1.0 credit ethics CLE and behind the scenes look at opportunities and career development at the USPTO
St. Paul, MN, February 27, 2018–Tim Rooney, staff attorney with the Office of Enrollment and Discipline, will lead a 1-hour CLE confronting ethical issues surrounding the practice of IP law focusing on the public sector. Following the CLE, Mr. Rooney will discuss employment opportunities including career development opportunities through the USPTO.
Mr. Rooney is a staff attorney at the Office of Enrollment and Discipline. He is involved in investigating allegations of misconduct by practitioners, evaluating the qualifications of patent lawyers seeking to practice before the USPTO, and assisting with OED outreach to USPTO stakeholders. Before joining the USPTO, Mr. Rooney practiced patent law at an Am Law top 100 firm. Mr. Rooney received his bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech and his J.D. from George Mason University of Law.