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Patent and Trademark Office

Patent and Trademark Office

The Patent and Trademark Office Committee studies decisions of the Federal Circuit related to decisions of the PTO, makes recommendations to the Board on issues that need to be addressed, and assists in developing programs for regional and national meetings. The Committee encourages law students interested in IP practice. The Committee seeks to educate law students and others on issues of PTO practice, including impact of Federal Circuit decisions on such practice. It will also coordinate activities with the Patent Litigation Committee in matters which will be of mutual interest.


Committee Chairs

Committee Vice Chairs

Committee Board Liaisons

Patrick Keane
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

John Dragseth
Fish & Richardson PC

Nicholas Canella
Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto

John Vandenberg
Klarquist Sparkman LLP

Philip Segrest
Husch Blackwell LLP

Sarah Harris
United States Patent & Trademark Office


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