Intellectual Property Law

The Section on Intellectual Property Law shall take as its province the promotion of the objectives of the Pennsylvania Bar Association within the particular fields of intellectual property, and, to that end, furthering the development of the law and procedures related to intellectual property law; stimulating and extending the study of these fields; cooperating in obtaining uniformity with respect to both legislation and administration in all matters concerning the law and procedures related to intellectual property; simplifying and improving the application of justice in these fields of the law; and reviewing, studying, and making recommendations concerning all proposals and matters affecting intellectual property law, including but not limited to monitoring and addressing actual and proposed legislation, litigation, rules of conduct and procedures, and other relevant developments in Pennsylvania, the United States Patent & Trademark Office, the United States Copyright Office, Congress and the federal courts, as well as educating the legal community and the public about intellectual property.

P.A. Bylaws, Article VI, Section 667

Benefits of Joining the Intellectual Property Law Section

The Intellectual Property Law Section is an active and dynamic Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. We are committed to educating our members and our community about the ever-shifting subject of intellectual property.

As a member of this influential PBA Section, you can take advantage of the various member benefits, such as:

  • Participation in monthly meetings that include presentations by industry-leaders
  • Section newsletters
  • Opportunities for volunteerism and community involvement, including a law student writing contest that offers a cash award
  • Networking opportunities which are always being planned
  • Access to the group Listserv – view discussions and consult with IP professionals throughout the state



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Phone: 800-932-0311

Western Pennsylvania Office:

Heinz 57 Center, 339 Sixth Avenue, Suite 760
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 Phone: 412-914-8840