Malvern, Pa. – Barley Snyder is pleased to announce that partner Joseph R. Falcon III of the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group has been named the vice chair of a national patent group.
The appointment for the 2018-19 membership year became official Sept. 1.
Falcon will serve as vice chair of the Patent Legislation of the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law. The American Bar Association is the national voice of the legal profession. It works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law, according to its website.
The ABA’s Section of Intellectual Property Law works to advance the development of intellectual property laws, and their fair and just administration.
Falcon will help oversee and assist in the development of ABA policy on pending federal legislation relating to U.S. patent laws or affecting U.S. patent rights.
“It’s an enormous responsibility, one I don’t take lightly,” he said. “I feel fortunate to have this opportunity. The committee’s role is to monitor new laws make sure they represent the practical, best interests of those seeking patents. ”
Mr. Falcon is based in the firm’s Malvern office. He also is a chair for the intellectual property law section at the Chester County Bar Association, a member of the board of directors for the Newtown Square Petticoat League in Delaware County, and is a 2013 graduate of Leadership Chester County.
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