Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 53803
Attorney Name Halvonik, John P.
DBP Docket No. 43 DB 2009
Supreme Court Docket No. 1475 DD No. 3
County Out of State
Disciplinary Counsel Raymond S. Wierciszewski
Counsel for Respondent None
Decision Date 2009-08-27
Effective Date 2009-09-28
Case Digest Respondent was reciprocally suspended for five years based on his exclusion from practice for five years before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”). Respondent was excluded from practice before the USPTO for, among other things, failing to promptly refund fees paid in advance that had not been earned, neglect and failure to communicate. Respondent opposed the imposition of reciprocal discipline in Pennsylvania. At the time of the Court’s August 27, 2009 suspension, Respondent was still serving a prior reciprocal suspension that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court had imposed in October of 2007.
Rule Violation(s) reciporcal suspension patent office
Discipline Imposed Suspension for five years, reciprocal
Points of Law
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