About Us

Since 1894, we have advanced the development of intellectual property laws, and their fair and just administration. As the forum for rich perspectives and balanced insight on the full spectrum of IP law, the Section serves as the ABA voice—within the profession, before policymakers and with the public.

Past Chairs

  • Robert A. Armitage

    2011-2012

  • Gordon T. Arnold

    2008-2009

  • Charles P. Baker

    2001-2002

  • Roger N. Coe

    1997-1998

  • Theodore H. Davis, Jr.

    2015-2016

  • Mark Dickson

    2018-2019

  • Lisa A. Dunner

    2014-2015

  • E. Anthony Figg

    2005-2006

  • Morton David Goldberg

    1979-1980

  • Jack C. Goldstein

    1992-1993

  • Marylee Jenkins

    2010-2011

  • George W. Jordan

    2019-2020

  • William L. Keefauver

    1977-1978

  • John R. Kirk Jr.

    1996-1997

  • I. Fred Koenigsberg

    1998-1999

  • Pamela Banner Krupka

    2007-2008

  • William L. LaFuze

    2004-2005

  • Robert O. Lindefjeld

    2013-2014

  • William Marshall Lee

    1986-1987

  • Harry F. Manbeck Jr.

    1989-1990

  • Susan Barbieri Montgomery

    2006-2007

  • Scott Partridge

    2017-2018

  • Joseph M. Potenza

    2012-2013

  • Joseph J. Previto

    1988-1989

  • Robert W. Sacoff

    2003-2004

  • Thomas F. Smegal Jr.

    1990-1991

  • Thomas E. Smith

    1994-1995

  • Donna P. Suchy

    2016-2017

  • John K. Uilkema

    1987-1988