2018 Conference Registration

Register for the 2018 PTAB Bar Association Annual Conference

March 22 – 23, 2018 | Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C.

The 2018 PTAB Bar Association Conference has officially SOLD OUT

To be added to the waiting list, please send your request to Kristen Leikwold at kristen.leikwold@ptabbar.org

Check back soon for a special opportunity for PTAB Bar Association members to get conference highlights.


Private Practice Attorney In-House Attorney Patent Agent Judge Student / Judicial Clerk Other (non-judicial government, etc.)
Member Fee* $585 $295 $295 $50 $50 $50
Non-Member Fee $680 $345 $345 $50 $50 $50


What does my registration fee include?

Your registration includes admission to all training sessions, conference and networking sessions, access to speaker presentations and papers, continental breakfast on Thursday and Friday, lunch on Friday, and admittance to the reception on Thursday.


Should I attend pre-conference sessions on Wednesday, March 21?

Two pre-conference sessions have been developed for specific target audiences. Space is limited for each pre-conference session, and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

      • Pre-Conference Session “Master Class” for Experienced Lawyers, 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm
      • Pre-Conference Session “Bootcamp” for Lawyers with less than 3 years’ experience in PTAB Practice, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm


Will I receive a confirmation of my registration?

For all online registrations, confirmation will be immediately sent via email. If you do not receive your confirmation within 24 hours, please e-mail info@ptabbar.org


May I register onsite for the conference?

Last year’s conference sold out, so you are encouraged to register in advance to secure your seat at the conference.

If space is still available, you will be able register onsite at the conference. However, only credit cards will be accepted for onsite registrations; checks, wire transfers, and cash will not be accepted. Payment must be made in full for entry to the conference. We strongly encourage you to register in advance so that you will have a more efficient check-in when you arrive at the meeting, and lower registration fees.  Advance registration closes March 7, 2018.

ONSITE REGISTRATION Private Practice Attorney In-House Attorney Patent Agent Judge Student / Judicial Clerk Other (non-judicial government, etc.)
Member Fee* $685 $395 $395 $60 $60 $60
Non-Member Fee $780 $445 $445 $60 $60 $60


Will I receive a refund if I have to cancel my registration?

Refunds are available based on when you cancel.

Cancellations made by email before 5:00 PM ET January 31, 2018, will be refunded 50% of the registration fee, less applicable credit card fees and a $25 administrative fee.

No refunds will be available for cancellations made on or after February 21, 2018, or for no-shows.

You may substitute another person from your firm or company if you are unable to attend.
Requests for refunds in accordance with this policy or substitutions may be submitted via email to info@ptabbar.org


Is my registration fee tax deductible?

The cost of your registration and/or sponsorship is not deductible as a charitable contribution.  It may be deductible as a business expense, but you should check with your tax provider for specific guidance based on your individual circumstances.  None of the sponsorship funds are used for lobbying activities.