Patent-agent privilege exists for patent prosecution related communications The Federal Circuit held, in In re: Queens’s University (Fed. Cir. March 7, 2016) that a patent-agent privilege exists but that privilege extends only to communications with the agent related to the agent’s representation of the client before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The … [Read more...]
Patent agent privilege is a privilege between a patent agent, not attorney and the patent agent’s client.