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The 2018 PTAB Bar Association Annual Conference will take place March 22 – 23, 2018, at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C. Pre-conference sessions will be offered March 21. The conference will bring together practitioners, in-house counsel, and members of the bench for a dynamic discussion of the Patent Trial Appeal Board (PTAB) best practices, recent developments and trends, policy considerations, and much more!

Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), will speak at the 2018 PTAB Bar Association Annual Conference. Director Iancu will participate in a “Fireside Chat” to discuss his insights and goals as the new Director of the USPTO. Director Iancu’s participation in the 2018 PTAB Bar Annual Conference will be the first time that he addresses a formal gathering of lawyers who appear before the PTAB since being named Director of the USPTO. The “Fireside Chat” with Director Iancu will take place on March 22, 2018 at 5 PM, at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C.

The 2017 Inaugural Conference was a successful event with close to 500 attendees – including attorneys from in-house and law firm offices around the country. Registration sold out last year, so you are encouraged to register now!

The PTAB Bar Association offers a variety of sponsorship opportunities to support the 2018 PTAB Bar Association Annual Conference. Table Sponsorships include complimentary registrations for conference attendees. The Association also offers opportunities to sponsor the Networking Reception, Luncheon, conference bag, and more.
Your sponsorship is not deductible as a charitable contribution. It may be deductible as a business expense, but you should check with your tax provider for specific guidance based on your individual circumstances. None of the sponsorship will be used for lobbying activities.