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)

  • Lisa A. Dunner (2014-2015)

  • Donald R. Dunner (1995-1996)

  • E. Anthony Figg (2005-2006)

  • Morton David Goldberg (1979-1980)

  • Jack C. Goldstein (1992-1993)

  • Marylee Jenkins (2010-2011)

  • 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)

  • Don W Martens (2009-2010)

  • Susan Barbieri Montgomery (2006-2007)

  • Scott Partridge (2017-18)

  • 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)