Fifty Law Firms Generously Contribute to Seed Financing Program


Pursuant to the Extended Seed Funding Program that closed on October 1st, the Association secured  additional financing from seven law firms, six funded at the Diamond and one at the Bronze level. These law firms include Baker Botts, Baker Hostetler, Foley & Lardner, Hogan Lovells, McAndrews Held & Malloy, Meunier Carlin & Curfman, and Rothwell Figg.  Congratulations and thanks to each of these firms for providing critical seed capital in this extended round that will enable the Association to pay for certain expenses, including organizing and managing the inaugural conference logistics.

Forty three other law firms provided the original seed financing that was used for website development and reserving the venue for the inaugural conference. Those firms include: Banner & Witcoff, Blank Rome, Bookoff McAndrews, Brinks Gilson & Lione, Cooley, Crowell & Moring, Fenwick & West, Finnegan, Fish & Richardson, Gibson Dunn, Goodwin, Greenberg Traurig, Haynes Boone, Hunton & Williams, Irell & Manella, Jenner & Block, Jones Day, K&L Gates, King & Spalding, Kirkland & Ellis, Klarquist, Knobbe Martens, Latham & Watkins, Marshall Gerstein, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, McNeill Baur, Morgan Lewis, Morrison & Foerster, Oblon, Orrick, Paul Hastings, Paul Weiss, Perkins Coie, Pillsbury, Polsinelli, Quinn Emanuel, Renaissance IP Law Group, Ropes & Gray, Sterne Kessler Goldstein Fox, Sughrue Mion, Wilmer Hale, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and Winston & Strawn.

The logos for each of the fifty seed funders, including their level of investment, can be found at

About the PTAB Bar Association:

To help establish best practices for the unique practice and skills required before the PTAB and to foster communication among its various stakeholders, the PTAB Bar Association was formed by leading legal advocates with the mission to promote the highest professional and ethical standards among lawyers and stakeholders who appear before the PTAB.

In addition to providing a forum for communications between the PTAB and practitioners, the Association also will coordinate many other important functions, such as PTAB-centric continuing legal education, pro bono opportunities, career enhancement and scholarship activities.

The Inaugural Annual Conference of the PTAB Bar Association will take place March 1 & 2, 2017 in Washington, D.C. To become a member of the PTAB Bar Association, and for more details on its events and functions, please visit