Office of Enrollment and Discipline.Patents. The division of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office charged with licensing patent attorneys and patent agents, and with hearing complaints involving their misconduct. • The Office is authorized to sanction practitioners, and to suspend or disbar them from practice before the PTO. Its authority is concurrent with state disciplinary procedures. [Cases: Patents 97. C.J.S. Patents §§ 135–138, 145, 178.]

[Blacks Law 8th]