Registration Now Open for the PTAB Bar Association’s Thought Leader Summit

PTAB Bar Association’s Thought Leader Summit Education Program & Networking Reception Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Westin Alexandria Registration Is Open!   In conjunction with meetings of the PTAB Bar Association’s Board of Directors and committee leaders, approximately 100 members of the general PTAB Bar Association membership will join Association leadership and invited APJs for two …

PTAB Bar Association & Chicago-Kent Joint Conference

PTAB Bar Association & Chicago-Kent Joint Conference Patent Practice from the PTAB to Supreme Court Friday, September 21, 2018 Chicago-Kent College of Law 565 West Adams Street, Chicago, IL The PTAB Bar Association invites you to attend a joint conference hosted by the PTAB Bar Association and the Chicago-Kent College of Law. The joint conference …

Proposed Changes to the Claim Construction Standard for Proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board

I write on behalf of the PTAB Bar Association (the “Association”) to respond to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) invitation for comments on its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding Changes to the Claim Construction Standard for Interpreting Claims in Trial Proceedings Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, published at 83 Fed. …

SAS Institute Summary for the PTAB Bar Association

Drafted by Raghav Bajaj (Haynes & Boone) Edited by Michael Babbitt (Jenner & Block) and Jason Stach (Finnegan) The fallout from the Supreme Court’s recent decision in SAS Institute v. Iancu will affect Patent Trial and Appeal Board practice for years to come. In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court found that when the Board …

PTAB Industry Memberships: New Membership Offerings And Opportunities 

PTAB Industry Memberships: New Membership Offerings And Opportunities  In its second year of serving industry and the legal community, the PTAB Bar Association is proud to present a new membership structure and improved benefits to industry organizations who join and participate as full members of the PTAB Bar Association.  The Association welcomes industry organizations who …

PTAB Bar Association Diversity Committee Webinar: Understanding and Overcoming Implicit Bias in the Legal Profession

PTAB Bar Association Diversity Committee Webinar Understanding and Overcoming Implicit Bias in the Legal Profession August 30, 2017 at 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM MarkThe Diversity Committee is proud to present a webinar on the important topic of implicit bias. The panelists will explain what implicit bias is, how it has several negative effects, including …

Regional Event at USPTO Silicon Valley Office

Please join us on July 12, 2017, for an afternoon with the PTAB Bar Association and the USPTO Silicon Valley Office for our next regional presentation! The PTAB Bar Association is pleased to announce the second of its regional events with USPTO offices around the country. This time, the PTAB Bar Association is honored to …

PTAB Bar Association Mentorship Program

Washington, DC: The Young Lawyers & Agents, Diversity, and PTAB Trials Committees are continuing to solicit participants for the PTAB Bar Association Mentorship Program, which is open to all members. The Mentorship Program seeks to provide mentors and mentees with skill development, career planning, and networking opportunities through formal, facilitated mentoring groups. The time commitment …

PTAB Bar Association Announces A New Mentorship Opportunity

Washington, DC: The Association’s Young Lawyers & Agents, Diversity, and PTAB Trials Committees are pleased to announce the Mentorship Program, which is open to all PTAB Bar Association members. The Mentorship Program seeks to provide mentors and mentees with skill development, career planning, and networking opportunities through formal, facilitated mentoring groups. Association members interested in …

Director Michelle K. Lee Honored with Inaugural Conference Award

Washington, DC: The PTAB Bar Association at its Inaugural Conference honored Director Michelle K. Lee, Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, with its very first award – the “Inaugural Conference Award” – in recognition for inspiring the formation of the PTAB Bar Association through early encouragement and support, and outstanding leadership, dedication, …

Inaugural PTAB Bar Association Conference is a Success!

Washington, DC: The PTAB Bar Association held a highly successful Inaugural Conference on March 1-3, 2017, in Washington, DC that featured substantive discussions about the present and future state of practice before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Close to 500 attendees – including attorneys from in-house and law firm offices around the country, Patent …

Join the PTAB Bar Association!

  Calling All PTAB Practitioners If you’re an attorney, patent agent or law student interested in Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) practice, there’s a new organization that can make an important difference in your career — the PTAB Bar Association. It’s the only group exclusively devoted to elevating legal practice before the PTAB. A …

Register Now for the PTAB Bar Association’s Inaugural Conference!

PTAB Bar Association to Host First Annual Nationwide Conference Dedicated to Practice Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board Washington, DC: Registration is underway for the first-ever conference of the PTAB Bar Association. This Inaugural Conference is slated for March 1–3, 2017, at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, DC. The conference will bring together practitioners, in-house counsel, …

Journey of the AIA

On the fifth anniversary of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA), current USPTO Director Michelle K. Lee, former USPTO Director David Kappos, and Director of Office of Governmental Affairs Dana Colarulli recount the journey of AIA and the impact it has made in the last five years. Learn more: www.facebook.com/uspto.gov