Honorable Donna Praiss

Administrative Patent Judge at Patent Trial and Appeal Board
US Patent and Trademark Office

DONNA M. PRAISS is an Administrative Patent Judge on the Patent Trial and Appeal Board at the United States Patent and Trademark Office with experience managing both post grant trials and ex parte appeals. She was appointed to the Board in March 2012 after practicing IP law in New York City for over 22 years. While in private practice, she handled patent prosecution, litigation, and related matters with a focus on chemical, pharmaceutical, and medical device technologies. She graduated from University of Delaware with a B.Ch.E. in Chemical Engineering (minor in Biology), received her J.D. from Boston University School of Law, and is admitted in New York and Massachusetts. Judge Praiss is a member of AIPLA, NYIPLA, and the Hon. William C. Connor Inn of Court