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 Association fosters constructive dialog between fellow bar members, the PTAB itself, and corporate and government stakeholders. Members of the Association have access to educational resources regarding the PTAB and opportunities for outreach, collaboration, and leadership in the PTAB community.

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Recent News

Webinar: “Discussion of New USPTO Guidance on PTAB Discretionary Denials and Applicant Admitted Prior Art (AAPA) issued in June 2022”

Thursday, June 30, 2022 | 2:00pm EDT/11:00am PDT This panel will discuss leading issues in the recent USPTO guidance regarding Discretionary...

PTAB Bar Association Young Lawyers and Agents Committee-Planning Meeting

Please join the Young Lawyers and Agents Committee on Thursday, June 16 at 11am PT / 2pm ET for our planning meeting. All are welcome—old...

"Save the Date" for the 2022 PTAB Bar Association Thought Leader Summit

Join us for the PTAB Bar Association 2022 Thought Leader Summit on November 9, 2022 from 2:00pm-6:30pm at the USPTO in Alexandria,...

Upcoming Events


Committee on Appeals from the PTAB

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PTAB Bar Association Women’s Committee and ChIPS – Colorado present “An Evening with the PTAB: Getting More Seats at the Table”

Calling all Denver area practitioners!
We will have a distinguished panel of speakers from the USPTO, in-house and private practice who will share...

Our Seed Funders

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