For Immediate Release
Malvern, Pa. – Barley Snyder congratulates Joseph R. Falcon, III, partner and intellectual property attorney, for acquiring leadership roles with the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law (ABA-IPL) for the 2022-2023 bar year. Falcon has been recently reappointed as Chair of the Patent Litigation Committee and will also serve on the America Invents Act (AIA) Task Force and Patent Section 101 Task Force.
Falcon continues his active involvement with the ABA-IPL in these roles. This is Falcon’s second term serving as chair of the Patent Litigation Committee.
“I feel privileged to serve in these roles, and it is a great responsibility to help facilitate activity among committee members to develop and pass policy related to various intellectual property issues affecting patent practitioners,” said Falcon. “We are the largest section in the United States and working with esteemed colleagues that are part of a collection of the best organizations and patent organizers in the country is quite an honor.”
The American Bar Association is a voluntary association of lawyers with more than 400,000 members which provides continuing legal education, legal information, and initiatives to improve the legal system for the public according to its website. The Patent Litigation Committee helps improve patent issues, decrease costs and considers the amount of time it takes to decide lawsuits and trial court rules throughout the country. The Patent Section 101 Task Force seeks to propose language for legislative changes to patentable subject matter while the AIA Task Force promotes and oversees any amendments to patentable subject matter under the U.S. code. Members of these committees and task forces provide consideration of emerging issues which influence the policies and views advocated by the ABA-IPL.
“We congratulate Joe for this commendable achievement and commitment to his practice,” said Salvatore Anastasi, Barley Snyder partner and chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. “His appointments to these roles are indicative of his impressive knowledge of intellectual property, the respect of his peers, and his dedication to a fair and balanced IP system.”
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 is active in his community, currently serving as a committee member for the Newtown Township Trails and Greenways and as chairman for its Rail Trail Feasibility Study.
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