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Tobmapsatonmi

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It's been two years
« on: 05-12-18 at 11:51 am »

Out with a whisper, hardly noticed.
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Re: It's been two years
« Reply #1 on: 05-13-18 at 10:46 am »

Are you referring to Jim Ivey leaving?  If so, he's not a patent attorney anymore (a Google search is very telling about this).
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Re: It's been two years
« Reply #2 on: 05-13-18 at 01:28 pm »

Ah, that explains it.  We noticed.  He is missed.

Jim, if you see this some day, I hope you're well and have been doing great things.
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Re: It's been two years
« Reply #3 on: 05-13-18 at 04:55 pm »

@snapshot, yeah, but he still had a ton of good knowledge, and still continued to contribute for a couple of years after the OED issues.
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Re: It's been two years
« Reply #4 on: 05-13-18 at 09:01 pm »

I only found out about the OED issues only fairly recently when wondering why he had stopped posting.  Pretty amazing he contributed so much here when he was going through so much difficulty in his professional life.
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Re: It's been two years
« Reply #5 on: 05-13-18 at 10:57 pm »

I only found out about the OED issues only fairly recently when wondering why he had stopped posting.  Pretty amazing he contributed so much here when he was going through so much difficulty in his professional life.
Hmm, just looked it up, looks kind of like he just gave up.  Though I'm a bit confused by the OED decision where it references a bill for $3,0002.  Twice.  Three thousand, or thirty thousand?  Anyway . . .
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Re: It's been two years
« Reply #6 on: 05-14-18 at 03:12 am »

A good man with a solid grasp of patent law, who had the courage to use his real name while helping thousands of people here with their IP issues.

We had a couple of seasoned practitioners here for a while who really knew their stuff, like Jim, Dog day pm, JD, and Jeff Sonnabend. Maybe Jeff is still here, but I have not seen him post in a while.

All good people, and if I may say so, all due thanks for their help.
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Re: It's been two years
« Reply #7 on: 05-14-18 at 09:18 am »

"We had a couple of seasoned practitioners here for a while who really knew their stuff, like Jim, Dog day pm, JD, and Jeff Sonnabend. Maybe Jeff is still here, but I have not seen him post in a while."

One, or some, may still be posting.  Just under a different name. 
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Re: It's been two years
« Reply #8 on: 05-14-18 at 09:19 am »

Jim did post some very excellent tips and advice. 
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Re: It's been two years
« Reply #9 on: 07-29-18 at 11:32 pm »

This does not sound like intentionally, knowingly or negligently. It rather sounds like something caused by massive burn-out. Wouldn't that be a huge mitigating factor?
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Re: It's been two years
« Reply #10 on: 07-30-18 at 07:10 am »

I guess I wasn't the only one that wondered why he disappeared.

I must assume that something else happened in his life at this point, because getting disbarred for failure to respond is not normal.




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Re: It's been two years
« Reply #11 on: 07-30-18 at 11:23 am »

As a European practitioner I always found the advice of Jim very to the point and cisp clear. It has helped me understand much of the US practice.
If you read this, Jim, thanks for that.
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Re: It's been two years
« Reply #12 on: 07-30-18 at 10:20 pm »

This does not sound like intentionally, knowingly or negligently. It rather sounds like something caused by massive burn-out. Wouldn't that be a huge mitigating factor?
I'm not sure how that would mitigate.

I must assume that something else happened in his life at this point, because getting disbarred for failure to respond is not normal.
It looks like he never responded to either the USPTO or California disciplinary proceedings.  Without any response from the attorney, I assume the committees just decided to throw the book at him.
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