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PTAB Bar Association 

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 an 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.

Members are the heart and soul of the PTAB Bar Association.  We have seen this through the variety of programming created and offered by our committee members, through collaboration between our members and the PTAB to introduce law students and young attorneys to the practice, and most importantly, through discussions and camaraderie at our in-person meetings, such as the recent Annual Conference. 

While we are an association focused exclusively on practice before the PTAB, we are also focused on growing diversity within our association in all ways – not only cultural, racial, gender and sexual identity but also in geography, technology, firm size and practice type.   We are truly an association for everyone who practices before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

A Professional Community Resource
The first national bar association of this scope formed in more than 30 years, the PTAB Bar Association was launched on September 16, 2016 — the fifth anniversary of the enact­ment of the America Invents Act. The organization estab­lishes a forum that fosters communication among stake­holders and the PTAB and keeps members informed about PTAB-related best practices, news and jurisprudence. Our events provide unique opportunities for dialogue with fellow practitioners, PTAB judges, federal court judges, and appellate judges in Washington, DC and other cities across the country. 

Valuable Membership Benefits
Membership in the PTAB Bar Association is more important and valuable than ever. Our members are provided exclusive and wide-ranging benefits, both online and in person, that keep PTAB practitioners connected, engaged, and informed with the latest news and insights, including:
Uniting Individuals and Organizations
In addition to individuals, the PTAB Bar Association has al­ready attracted some of the world’s leading companies as members, including:
Join this growing and dynamic bar association!

Join the PTAB Bar Association