30 Years Since the Formation of the Last National IP Bar Association

What better day to launch the new Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) Bar Association than on the 5th year anniversary of the enactment of the America Invents Act (AIA). I am honored to have been involved with the creation of the only bar association solely dedicated to practice before the PTAB, and to serve on its inaugural Board of Directors. The organization will help establish best practices for this unique forum, foster communication among stakeholders and the PTAB, and aid practitioners in staying abreast of rule making, procedure and PTAB jurisprudential evolution.

The Inaugural Annual Conference of the PTAB Bar Association will take place March 1 & 2, 2017 at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C. To become a member of the PTAB Bar Association, and for more details on its events and functions, and how to become involved, please visit www.PTABBar.org.  Follow us on Twitter @PTABBar