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Committee of the Year Awards

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2017 Outstanding Committee of the Year Award Winners:

Asian Practice Committee
Chair: Lawrence T. Welch, Eli Lilly and Co.
Vice Chairs: Stephen W. Bauer, Medtronic, Inc.
Jimmy Cheng, Qualcomm, Inc.
Michael J. D’Aurelio, Thomas Horstemeyer, LLP
Robert M. Siminski, Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C.
Secretaries: Brad Yee Chin, Bracewell LLP
Michelle Shen, Medtronic, Inc.
Board Liaison: Edward Blocker, Koninklijke Philips N.V. 

 

U.S. Patent Office Practice Committee
Chair: Kaveh Rashidi-Razd, Siemens
Vice Chair: Courtenay Brinkerhoff, Foley & Lardner
Kevin Greenleaf, Dentons
Sunjeev Sikand, RatnerPrestia
Secretary: Aamir Haq, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Board Liaison: Manny Schecter, IBM

IPO presented the 2017 Outstanding Committee of the Year Award to the Asian Practice and U.S. Patent Office Practice Committees at the Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA during the keynote session on Tuesday, 19 September.  The Outstanding Committee of the Year Award has been given in recognition of outstanding service in promoting reliable, effective, and up-to-date intellectual property systems since 2003.

 

Past Winners

2016
Copyright Law & Anti-Piracy
Women in IP Law

2015
Litigation
U.S. Post-Grant Patent Office Practice

2014
European Practice
U.S. Patent Law

2013
Litigation
U.S. Patent Office Practice

2012
Industrial Designs Committee
International Patent Law & Practice Committee

2011
Standards Setting Committee
Trade Secrets Committee

2010
U.S. Patent Office Practice Committee
U.S. Trademark Law Committee

2009
Discovery Committee

Distinguished Committees of the Year:
Corporate IP Management Committee
Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Issues Committee

2008
IP Licensing Committee

Distinguished Committee of the Year:
Genetic Resources & Traditional Knowledge Committee

2007
Litigation Committee
Damages Committee

2006
Asian Practice

Outstanding Service:
International Trade Commission Committee
Design Rights Committee

2005
Trademark Office Practice Committee
U.S. Trademark Law

Outstanding Service: Amicus Brief Committee

2004
U.S. Patent Office Inter Partes Proceedings Committee

2003
U.S. Patent Office Practice Committee