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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 30 Standing IP Committees and their charters.
  • Committee members serve 2 year terms, and the 2016-2017 term began January 4, 2016. 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.
2017 Committee Calendar

February 24: Committee Leadership Meeting Agenda Due

March 14: Committee Leadership Dinner with IPO Board of Directors (Washington, DC)

March 15: Committee Leadership Meeting (W Hotel, Washington, DC)
IPO Board of Directors Meeting (W Hotel, Washington, DC)

April 14: Proposals for Annual Meeting Programs Due
Sign up open for rooms for committee business meetings at Annual Meeting

June 23-25: IPO Board of Directors Meeting & Strategic Planning (Park City, UT)

August: Annual Meeting Committee session speaker materials due to IPO

September 17-19: IPO Annual Meeting (San Francisco Marriott Marquis, San Francisco, CA)

September 17: IPO Board of Directors Meeting (San Francisco Marriott Marquis, San Francisco, CA)
IPO Committee Business Meetings (San Francisco Marriott Marquis, San Francisco, CA)

November 10: Nominations for 2018 Committee Leadership Due (send to

November 10: Committee Annual Reports Due (send to

December: IPO Board of Directors Meeting (Washington, DC)

Quick Links & Resources


Questions?  Contact Lorna Soderberg in the IPO office at