ALEXANDRIA, VA.—Womble Bond Dickinson and IP partners Josh Davis and Barry Herman participated in the 2018 PTAB Bar Association Thought Leader Summit .

The PTAB Bar Association Thought Leader Summit brought together more than 100 leading PTAB attorneys and professionals for a day of continuing education and networking. The PTAB Bar Association is an organization 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 (“USPTO”).

Womble Bond Dickinson was a co-sponsor of the event. In addition, Herman and Davis actively participated in discussions about PTAB practice issues with fellow practitioners and PTAB judges.

The PTAB Bar Association Thought Leadership Summit took place on November 13 at the Westin Alexandria near the USPTO.

Josh Davis is an experienced patent litigation attorney. He has significant experience litigating patent cases involving pharmaceutical products, biotechnology, and medical devices; and has also represented several companies in matters involving wireless communication technologies, personal computing, operating and networking systems, semiconductor layout and design, and hardware and software implementations.

Barry Herman is a Chambers-ranked IP litigator who tries cases in district courts throughout the country, at the USPTO, and at the ITC. A chemical engineer by training, Herman litigates patent disputes in the chemical, mechanical and electrical arts, and has significant experience with trademark and antitrust litigation. Outside of the courtroom, he assists clients with due diligence, opinions and strategic procurement of new technologies. He is Managing Partner of Womble Bond Dickinson’s Baltimore office.