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Standing IP Committees Landing Page


Congratulations to the 2017 Outstanding Committee of the Year Award winners –
the Asian Practice and U.S. Patent Office Practice Committees!
For more information about this award, including previous winners, please click here.


General Information

  • Click here for a list of IPO’s 28 Standing IP Committees and their charters.
  • Committee members serve 2 year terms, and the 2018-2019 term begins 2 January 2018. Visit to submit your application. You will receive confirmation of your appointment within two weeks.
  • Chairs, vice chairs and Board liaisons serve one year terms, and may be reappointed for multiple terms.
  • Login to IPO Connect and click on “Discussions” to view messages sent by members of your committee and make sure you never miss a call or a deadline.
  • Click here for the Standing IP Committees FAQ page.
2018 Committee Calendar

February: Committee Leadership Meeting Agenda Due

7 March:  IPO Board of Directors Meeting (Renaissance Hotel, Washington, D.C.)

9 March: Committee Leadership Meeting (Renaissance Hotel, Washington, D.C.)

April: Proposals for Annual Meeting Programs Due
Sign up open for rooms for committee business meetings at Annual Meeting

5 June: IPO Board of Directors Meeting (Willard Intercontinental Hotel, Washington, D.C.)

August: Annual Meeting Committee session speaker materials due to IPO

23-25 September: IPO Annual Meeting (Hyatt Regency Hotel, Chicago, IL)
IPO Committee Business Meetings (Hyatt Regency Hotel, Chicago, IL)

23 September:  IPO Board of Directors Meeting (Hyatt Regency Hotel, Chicago, IL)

9 November: Nominations for 2018 Committee Leadership Due (send to

9 November: Committee Annual Reports Due (send to

December: IPO Board of Directors Meeting (Washington, D.C.)

Quick Links & Resources


Questions?  Contact Lorna Soderberg in the IPO office at