2024 PTAB Bar Association Annual Conference

2023 PTAB Bar Association Annual Conference




2024 PTAB Bar Association Annual Conference 


March 6-8, 2024 | Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C.


The 2024 PTAB Bar Association Annual Conference will be held in person on March 6-8, 2024, at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C.  We will also offer all sessions live-streamed as a virtual component for those who are under a travel ban or would prefer to participate virtually.


Register for the 2024 PTAB Bar Assoc. Annual Conference
Registration Is Open 

PTAB Bar Association Registration Fees
Member: $845     Non-Member $1,020
Special rates available for government lawyers and students


NOW IS THE TIME TO  Renew Your Membership with the PTAB Bar Association--As you register for the Annual Conference, please be aware that membership with the PTAB Bar Association will expire in March 2024.  You can renew your membership NOW at 2024 Membership Renewal.  Membership payment today  will automatically be applied to your 2024-25 membership. Please note, if you are a member of a firm that participates with firm bulk renewal, please reach out to your firm administrator prior to renewing your PTAB Bar Association Membership.


Annual Conference Details 

The conference will bring together practitioners, in-house counsel, and members of the bench for a dynamic discussion of Patent Trial Appeal Board (PTAB) best practices, recent developments and trends, policy considerations, and much more!

RETURNING THIS YEAR: March 6th is APJ Day! Past conference attendees enthusiastically praised the APJ Day sessions, so we are continuing the format this year.  APJ Day will again feature a full afternoon of direct interaction with PTAB APJs. Sessions led by the PTAB APJs include: a bootcamp for appeals to the PTAB, a question-and-answer session with responses to the most frequently asked questions, and a game show session testing participants’ knowledge of PTAB practice. 

The conference will also include sessions such as: a dynamic discussion of real-parties-in-interest, DEI issues in the PTAB practice, ethics issues in artificial intelligence, a debate on obviousness with prominent academicians, and a session offering insights from the District Court bench.

Networking opportunities with practitioners, in-house counsel, and PTAB judges will be offered throughout the conference.


2024 Annual Conference Agenda Here  


Join us for the Walk for STEM

Register Here

In conjunction with the 2024 PTAB Bar Association Annual Conference, the Women’s Committee of the PTAB Bar Association is hosting a one-mile walk through Washington, DC to support STEM education.

Please join us at 7:00am on Thursday, March 7, 2024, in front of the Ritz-Carlton, Washington DC, for the PTAB Bar Association Walk for STEM. There is no charge for this event. The Walk will be followed by the Diversity/Women’s Breakfast, a networking breakfast with the Women’s Committee, the Diversity Committee, and PTAB judges from the USPTO.


Questions?  Please contact  info@ptabbar.org.