Knobbe Martens Partner Joseph M. Reisman, Ph.D. Installed as President of Federal Circuit Bar Association®

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Dr. Reisman begins one-year term as leader of the nation’s preeminent organization for the bar of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

IRVINE, CALIF., July 11, 2022Joseph M. Reisman, Ph.D., a partner at intellectual property law firm Knobbe Martens, has been named President of the Federal Circuit Bar Association (FCBA)®, the national organization for the bar of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Dr. Reisman’s one-year term began on July 1, 2022 and follows several years of service on the FCBA’s Board of Directors, including serving in various officer roles since 2019.

As president of the FCBA, Dr. Reisman will help further the Association’s mission of strengthening the Court, providing a forum for those across the legal community whose work intersects with the Court, and ensuring that the Association is providing valuable and meaningful educational events and programming for the bar of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Commenting on his ascension to the FCBA presidency, Dr. Reisman said, “For nearly four decades, the FCBA has been the preeminent organization for members of the Federal Circuit bar. During this time, the Association has served as a pivotal voice in supporting and strengthening the Court through advocacy and education. It is truly an honor to be able to serve in a leadership role and help the FCBA advance its mission. I look forward to continuing the strong legacy of leadership developed by prior Association Presidents, and embrace this wonderful opportunity.”

Dr. Reisman has been repeatedly recognized for his outstanding work in the pharmaceuticals and life sciences fields. He has also served for two decades as an Adjunct Professor of Patent Law at the University of San Diego, School of Law. Dr. Reisman’s practice focuses on patent litigation and appellate counsel involving various technologies, as well as on providing patent prosecution and strategic counseling to clients in the pharmaceutical, chemical, and biotechnology industries.

“Joe is a visionary and a highly-respected leader within the Federal Circuit community,” said Federal Circuit Bar Association® Executive Director Deborah M. Miron. “In addition to serving as FCBA Executive Officer and Member of the Board of Directors, Joe also very ably served as Chair of the Association’s Amicus and Scholarship Committees. We are very fortunate to welcome Joe as FCBA President this year to lead this great organization forward.”

The Association unites the different groups who practice within the legal community, including adjudicators from the Federal Circuit, government, and district courts, government policy makers, top private practitioners, and corporate lawyers, both domestically and globally. The FCBA seeks to strengthen and serve the Court through its Committees, who work to improve and facilitate the administration of justice through open and inclusive dialogue on emerging issues with thought leaders in the subject areas of the Court’s jurisdiction, and offers a forum for common concerns and dialogue between the bench and bar via its regional programs, webinars, flagship Bench & Bar® Conference, and Global Series Sessions. More information about the FCBA may be found at

About Knobbe Martens

Knobbe Martens is a highly respected intellectual property law firm, offering legal services in all aspects of intellectual property and technology law. The firm’s litigation group handles cases throughout the U.S. and coordinates strategy for disputes worldwide. Founded in California in 1962, the firm has about 300 lawyers and scientists based in offices located in Orange County, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington D.C. Knobbe Martens serves a diverse international client base, from multinational corporations to emerging businesses of all stages. More information about the firm can be found at