New Patent Trial and Appeal Board Bar Association Launched

Published October 3, 2016

Klarquist is pleased to be a founding member of the PTAB Bar Association. The PTAB Bar Association is a collaboration of about 45 law firms that is 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 officially launched on September 16, 2016, five years after the America Invents Act (AIA) went into effect and four years from the date on which the first IPR petitions were filed. The Inaugural Annual Conference of the PTAB Bar Association will take place March 1 & 2, 2017 in Washington, D.C.

Klarquist has extensive experience challenging and defending patents in post-grant proceedings, and has filed numerous inter partes review and “covered business method” petitions. Klarquist also closely monitors PTAB decisions and maintains a blog on PTAB related issues. For more information on the PTAB Bar Association or its annual conference, please visit www.PTABBar.org. To speak with an attorney regarding Klarquist’s PTAB practice, please contact Joseph T. Jakubek or Todd M. Siegel.