Intellectual Property Owners Association

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Copyright Law & Anti-Piracy Committee


The Committee will focus on determining what issues and topics regarding copyright law and practice are of greatest concern to the IPO membership and establish positions on those issues and topics that would most benefit IPO members.  The Committee will be following significant bills in the U.S.’s Congress on copyright law and procedure, and taking positions where appropriate and consistent with the interests of IPO members.  The Committee will also follow U.S. Copyright Office rule-making efforts of interest to intellectual property owners, and consider recommendations for involvement in the rule-making process where appropriate.   The Committee will also follow initiatives in international groups such as WIPO and important cases relating to copyright as they occur.  The Committee will attempt to consider the interests of both content owners and content users among the IPO community to develop balanced positions.   The Committee will also work toward developing practice-oriented tools relating to copyright issues.

Because of the subject matter overlap between this committee and several other committees, when selecting topics, the Committee will consult and coordinate with the leadership of our sister committees.  The Committee will also address such issues as the IPO Board of Directors asks this committee to consider.

Committee Roster

Chair: Terry J. Ilardi, IBM Corp.
Vice Chair: Katherine C. Spelman, Lane Powell PC
Secretary: Jenevieve J. Maerker, Foley Hoag LLP
Board Liaison: Matthew Sarboraria, Oracle Corporation
Staff Liaison: Vanessa Pierce Rollins, Intellectual Property Owners Association


 Lesley Coulson Boveri

 J. Scott Evans
 Adobe Systems Inc.

 Pamela Fulmer
 Fulmer Ware LLP

 Gunnar Bjorn Gundersen
 Gundersen Law

 Anna Halsey
 Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP

 Carolyn Knecht
 HP Inc.

 Konrad Robert Lee
 Dell Technologies

 David Leichtman
 Leichtman Law PLLC

 Ashley Narsutis
 Hewlett Packard Enterprise

 Danielle Rose Olivotto
 Qualcomm, Inc.

 Richard Rochford
 Haynes and Boone, LLP

 Jose Antonio Sanmartin
 Hoyng Rokh Monegier

 Miriam Stiel

 Karen K. Williams


Non-Voting Member:Janda M Carter, Caterpillar Inc.
Non-Voting Member:Joshua L. Simmons, Kirkland & Ellis, LLP

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