Robert Baron, Vice Chair of the Intellectual Property Department and a litigator at Ballard Spahr, was elected to the Board of Trustees for the Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent. He will serve a three-year term.

The museum, housed in the former home of the Franklin Institute at 15 South 7th Street, is dedicated to educating the public about Philadelphia history and is home to more than 100,000 artifacts. The museum recently completed a major interior renovation, including two newly installed galleries.

Said Mr. Baron: “People come to Philadelphia to learn about our nation’s history and often overlook the rich history of the city itself. The Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent is a remarkable institution and a terrific resource. As a native of the area, I am honored to play a role in its growth and success.”

Mr. Baron prosecutes and defends cases involving patent, copyright, trademark, and trade dress infringement and theft of trade secrets; breach of contract; partnership disputes; unfair competition; and licensing disputes. He represents clients nationwide, including pharmaceutical companies, software developers, financial institutions, manufacturers, universities, and retailers.