Michael Babbitt Appointed to PTAB Bar Association Board of Directors

May 19, 2021

Litigation and Intellectual Property partner Michael Babbitt has been elected to the PTAB Bar Association’s Board of Directors.

The PTAB Bar Association seeks to preserve and promote the highest professional and ethical standards among lawyers and stakeholders who appear before the PTAB. The Association is dedicated to helping secure the just, speedy, and inexpensive resolution of every PTAB proceeding, and to maintaining or improving the reputation and stature of the legal profession and community associated with the PTAB.

Mr. Babbitt, who is based in Willkie’s Chicago office, focuses his practice on complex civil litigation and counseling involving patents and technology. He has represented clients within the manufacturing, hospitality, IT, energy, and office supply industries on matters involving patent infringement, property disputes, enforcement actions, and has been involved in a rare Federal Circuit appellate reversal of a PTAB decision. He is the co-chair of the PTAB Trials Committee and has served as an adjunct professor for the John Marshall Law School Intellectual Property Trial Advocacy Program.

Willkie’s Chicago office has an active legal practice focused on trials and appeals, major investigations, and board governance counseling, as well as a leading Private Clients practice. Fully integrated with the firm’s 11 other offices, our Chicago team enhances the firm’s service to Midwest and national clients through offering first-chair trial representation. Led by Craig C. Martin and comprised of more than 40 lawyers, the Chicago team is deeply engaged in a number of civic organizations and maintains an active pro bono practice.