August 27, 2009
IN THE MATTER OF JOHN P. HALVONIK
Board File No. C3-08-685.
(Before the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office)
Attorney Registration No. 53803
AND NOW, this 27th day of August, 2009, John P. Halvonik having been excluded from practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office for a period of five years by Memorandum and Order and Notice of Exclusion of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office dated January 21, 2009; the said John P. Halvonik having been directed on June 11, 2009, to inform this Court of any claim he has that the imposition of the identical or comparable discipline in this Commonwealth would be unwarranted and the reasons therefor; and upon consideration of the responses filed, including Respondent's Response to the Office of Disciplinary Counsel's Reply and Respondent's Objection to the Prothonotary Office's Refusal to Enter his Claim, it is
ORDERED that John P. Halvonik is suspended from the practice of law in this Commonwealth for a period of five years and he shall comply with all the provisions of Rule 217, Pa.R.D.E.
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