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 Thought Leader Summit 
Thursday, October 10, 2024 
Simultaneous Bi-Coastal Event

USPTO Alexandria, VA  |  USPTO San Jose, CA

Mark your calendar to join us for the PTAB Bar Association Thought Leader SummitThursday, October 10, 2024. The Thought Leader Summit will be bigger than ever! This year’s event will be a unique bi-coastal experience, held simultaneously at the USPTO offices in Alexandria, Virginia (1:30pm-5:30pmET) and San Jose, California (10:30am-2:30pmPT).

Key highlights include a panel discussion in Virginia that will be live-streamed to California, followed by in-person keynote addresses and engaging round table discussions at both locations. New this year, the Thought Leader Summit will add an Expertise Expo, offering participants an in-person opportunity to engage in Q&A with APJs and fellow practitioners to address practical and procedural issues that arise in practice before the PTAB. After the sessions, attendees will have the chance to network with peers and colleagues during receptions at both venues.

Registration information and a full agenda will be coming soon.

PTAB Bar Association members enjoy discounted registration. 
If you are not a member of this growing and dynamic organization, join now

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Our Seed Funders

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