PTAB Bar Association 

Welcome to the PTAB Bar Association, an organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the highest professional and ethical standards among lawyers and stakeholders who appear before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

The PTAB Bar Association touches every aspect of patent practice and is the only community exclusively devoted to legal practice before the PTAB. Our members have unparalleled opportunities to share ideas, engage in interactive discussions on recent developments and current policy considerations before the PTAB, and forge meaningful connections with seasoned practitioners, PTAB judges, and top industry experts.  Members are the heart and soul of the PTAB Bar Association, and we encourage you to join this dynamic and growing bar association! 

2024 PTAB Bar Association Annual Conference
March 6- 8, 2024 

March 6th is APJ Day!   APJ Day will again feature a full afternoon of direct interaction with PTAB APJs. Sessions led by the PTAB APJs include: a        bootcamp for appeals to the PTAB, a question-and-answer session with responses to the most frequently asked questions, and a game show session testing participants’ knowledge of PTAB practice. 

The conference will also include sessions such as: a dynamic discussion of real-parties-in-interest, DEI issues in the PTAB practice, ethics issues in artificial intelligence, a debate on obviousness with prominent academicians, and a session offering insights from the District Court bench.

Networking opportunities with practitioners, in-house counsel, and PTAB judges will be offered throughout the conference.

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2024 PTAB Bar Association Annual Conference

  2024 PTAB Bar Association Annual Conference March 6-8, 2024 | Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C. The 2024...

Our Seed Funders

The PTAB Bar Association thanks all 50 law firms who generously provided seed funding for the Association's early development expenses.