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Steve Baughman Named President-Elect of the PTAB Bar Association

Litigation partner Steve Baughman was named President-Elect of the PTAB Bar Association following the organization’s annual meeting on March 28, 2019. Formed through the collaboration and financial support of more than 45 law firms, including Paul, Weiss, the PTAB Bar Association serves as a forum for communications between the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and other stakeholders, and aims to preserve and promote the highest professional and ethical standards among lawyers and stakeholders who appear before the PTAB. Steve, who helped form the group and has served as one of its officers from the time of its inception, has been appearing at the PTAB since its first minutes of operation in 2012, and has been counsel of record on behalf of petitioners and patent owners in more than 160 inter partes review, covered business method review and post-grant review proceedings, including more than 50 proceedings argued through a final hearing. In 2013 Steve was named Law360’s first “IP MVP” based on work in PTAB trials.

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