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NUMBER 336 1936
Question. A is registered as a patent attorney in the United States Patent Office, but is not a member of the Bar of the District of Columbia nor of the Bar of any state. B is a member of the Bar.
Answer. In the opinion of the Committee, the answer to 1 is “No,” A negative answer is dictated by the provisions of Canon 35 and repeated opinions of this Committee disapproving the employment of attorneys by lay intermediaries. See Opinions 47, II (b); 68; 74; 121; 209; 214.
In the opinion of the Committee the answer to question 2 is “yes,” provided B is also registered as a patent attorney in the United States Patent Office.