5/11 AM Plenary - Ethics

May 11, 2023 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM


Grand Ballroom II

Ethics and Espresso: Ethics Training Focused on Practice Before the USPTO and PTAB

Dahlia George, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Office of Enrollment and Discipline, Alexandria, VA
Judge Jacqueline Wright Bonilla, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, PTAB, Alexandria, VA


Hosted by: Committee on the Profession


  • Dahlia George square 200 George, Dahlia

    USPTO, Office of Enrollment and Discipline | Staff Attorney

    Since January 2011 to the present, Dahlia has served at the USPTO Office of Enrollment and Discipline where she investigates grievances and complaints alleging misconduct by patent and trademark practitioners; conducts moral character and “fitness to practice” applications for individuals seeking registration before the USPTO; and heads the Diversion Pilot Program for impaired practitioners.
  • Bonilla, Jacqueline Wright

    USPTO PTAB | Deputy Chief Administrative Patent Judge

    Deputy Chief Administrative Patent Judge Jackie Bonilla is serving as the Senior Legal Advisor to the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). As the Senior Legal Advisor, she counsels the Director of the USPTO on a wide range of patent-related legal and policy issues, including those relevant to America Invents Act (AIA) proceedings at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB); the process for Director review of PTAB decisions; litigation before the Federal Circuit and Supreme Court; and PTAB and patent-related precedent, Director guidance, and rulemaking.