Our Committees

Committees define the PTAB Bar Association. Their leaders and members work to set and accomplish goals, sometimes spawning additional committees. All members are encouraged to participate in the committees. Below is a list of the current committees and their functions.

Upon signup, members may designate the preferred committees that they would like to join. After signup, members may change their preferences by modifying their account settings. The Association Officers will take all member preferences into account before assigning members to committees, based on demand and to ensure an appropriate distribution of participation across the committees.


Annual Conference Committee

This committee plans the Association’s annual conference.

Contact us: conference.committee@ptabbar.org

Thomas Rozylowicz Gene Lee Deborah Yellin
Committee Chair Committee Vice-Chair Committee Vice-Chair
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Communications Committee

This committee is responsible for the Association’s newsletter, the PTAB RoundUp. It also coordinates with other committees to provide content for the website, prepare emails about events, etc. The committee ensures the Association uses our logos in a consistent way and that we maintain our brand.

Contact us: comm.committee@ptabbar.org

Joshua Goldberg Paromita Chatterjee Jonathan Strang
Committee Chair Committee Vice-Chair Committee Vice-Chair
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Diversity Committee

This committee develops programming of interest to women, minorities, and the LGBTQ community.

Contact us: diversity.committee@ptabbar.org

Chi Cheung Gabrielle Higgins Shruti Costales
Committee Chair Committee Vice-Chair Committee Vice-Chair
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Industry Committee

This committee is composed of in-house counsel. It meets to discuss and develop matters of interest to those in the industry. It proposes topics and events for the Association’s annual conference and for the Association’s continuing legal education panels.

Contact us: industry.committee@ptabbar.org


Membership Committee

This committee leads membership recruitment and proposes membership dues, categories, and amounts.

Contact us: membership.committee@ptabbar.org

Alison Baldwin Jason Shull Sri Atluri
Committee Chair Committee Vice-Chair Committee Vice-Chair
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Program Committee

This committee arranges logistics for regional meetings, CLE, webinars. It also arranges program speakers and topics.

Contact us: program.committee@ptabbar.org

Joseph Palys Megan Raymond Jeremy Monaldo
Committee Chair Committee Vice-Chair Committee Vice-Chair
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PTAB Appeals Committee

This committee relates to Ex Parte Appeals. It proposes modifications on Appeal Rules and Procedures as they relate to appeals, responds to legislative proposals, collects and organizes PTAB appeal statistics, and organizes PTAB opinions.

Contact us: appeals.committee@ptabbar.org

Lissi Mojica Janet Pioli Mary Henninger
Committee Chair Committee Vice-Chair Committee Vice-Chair
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PTAB Trials Committee

This committee relates to IPR/CBM/PGR, derivations and interferences. It proposes modifications on Trial Rules and Procedures to the PTAB, responds to legislative proposals, collects and organizes PTAB trial statistics, organizes PTAB opinions.

Contact us: trials.committee@ptabbar.org

Jason Stach David Cavanaugh Michael Babbitt
Committee Chair Committee Vice-Chair Committee Vice-Chair
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Sponsorship Committee

This committee develops and coordinates sponsorship opportunities for events, such as the annual conference.

Contact us: sponsorship.committee@ptabbar.org

Julie Holloway Fahd Patel Herb Hart
Committee Chair Committee Vice-Chair Committee Vice-Chair
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Website Committee

The Website Committee develops and maintains the Association’s website and social media accounts. This committee also handles the Association online payment mechanisms and coordinates with the Communications Committee to keep content fresh.

Contact us: website.committee@ptabbar.org

Eugene Goryunov Robert Winn Jay Guiliano
Committee Chair Committee Vice-Chair Committee Vice-Chair
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Young Lawyers and Agents Committee

This committee develops programming of interest to young lawyers and patent agents.

Contact us: young.lawyers.committee@ptabbar.org

Michael Stramiello David Reese
Committee Chair Committee Vice-Chair
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