Scott McKeown Appointed as Director of the Newly Launched PTAB Bar Association

September 19, 2016 – Firm News

The newly formed Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Bar Association launched on Friday, September 16, 2016. Oblon is pleased to announce that Scott McKeown will serve as an Interim Director for the Association. The creation of the PTAB Bar Association has involved collegial collaboration among more than 45 law firms, including Oblon, over the past several months. The Association’s mission is to promote the highest professional and ethical standards among lawyers and stakeholders who appear before the PTAB; to help establish best practices for the unique practice and skills required before the PTAB; and to foster communication among its various stakeholders.

It has been more than 30 years since a national bar association of this scope has been formed. The PTAB Bar Association will provide a forum for communications between the legal community and PTAB officials and its Administrative Patent Judges (APJs), particularly to share best practices and stay abreast of the rule making, procedure, and jurisprudence emanating from the PTAB.