Barley Snyder Partner Falcon Receives Leadership Recognition

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Barley Snyder Partner Falcon Receives Leadership Recognition

Alert Date: October 20, 2021

Media Contact: Michael Sadowski, Communications Coordinator
msadowski@barley.com or 717-208-8842

For Immediate Release

Malvern, Pa. – The American Bar Association recently presented Barley Snyder partner Joseph R. Falcon III with its leadership recognition award for his work with its Intellectual Property Law Section.

The ABA-IPL Section bestowed the recognition on 10 of its members, including Falcon, for its 2020-21 year. Falcon served as the chair of the Patent Division’s Patent Legislation Committee during that time.

Section leadership noted Falcon’s leadership work with projects such as:

  • Led a report and resolution on unallocated U.S. Patent and Trademark Office funding that was passed by Council and went on to the ABA House of Delegates.
  • Assisted the Design Rights Committee with a report and resolution concerning the Counterfeit Goods and Seizure Act of 2019, which was also approved by the Council and went on to the HOD.
  • Worked on a letter to the Biden administration concerning IP issues members of the section wished to highlight to the new administration.


“While most of the work of the ABA-IPL is behind the scenes, it goes a long way to shaping intellectual property law in the country,” Falcon said. “It’s not something that is always top of mind for a lot of people, so our job is to make sure IP law is something people are thinking of.”

Falcon is a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group and is a registered U.S. Patent and Trademark Office patent attorney. He recently was appointed to the Newtown Township Trails and Greenways Committee in Delaware County.

“Joe’s passion for helping to guide the future of IP laws is admirable,” Barley Snyder managing partner Jeff Lobach said. “It’s another shining example of an attorney at our firm going the extra mile to have a direct and long-lasting impact on their profession.” 

About Barley Snyder

Barley Snyder is a law firm based in central Pennsylvania with more than 100 attorneys practicing from offices located in Lancaster, York, Reading, Harrisburg, Malvern, Hanover, Gettysburg and Schuylkill Haven, Pa., and Hunt Valley and Columbia, Md. The firm serves businesses, individuals and organizations in all major areas of civil law including: business, employment, immigration, employee benefits, finance & creditors’ rights, intellectual property, litigation, estate planning and administration, real estate, tax, construction, environment and energy, health care, education, municipal authority, hospitality, senior living, cybersecurity and food and agribusiness. www.barley.com | @BarleySnyder

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