Patent attorneys are in a unique position to run scams on their clients. Be forewarned: virtually every one of these scams can be legitimate, rational, and reasonable courses of action for a client. However, because of the imbalance between the attorneys and their clients, it is really easy for these ideas to be turned into a big money maker for the attorney.
The Balance of Power Between Patent Attorneys and their Clients.
Don’t ask your barber if you need a haircut.
The patent bar has done a very good job of making the patent system very opaque.