Amicus Brief Committee
This committee is by appointment only.
The IPO Amicus Committee shall assist the Board of Directors in determining whether the organization should file an amicus brief related to an important intellectual property issue pending in a judicial or administrative matter. In general, the committee will first decide whether an issue significantly impacts the value of intellectual property rights or the ability of owners of intellectual property to enforce such rights. In making its recommendation to the Board, the committee will not only consider the interests of owners of intellectual property, but also the rights of the public. If the committee recommends IPO participation in a matter, and the Board approves, the committee shall then ensure that an appropriate brief is drafted, approved and submitted to the court or administrative agency.
|Chair: ||Steven W. Miller, Procter & Gamble Co.|
|Vice Chair: ||Paul H. Berghoff, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP|
|Vice Chair: ||Meg Boulware, Boulware & Valoir|
|Staff Liaison: ||Robin L. Muthig, Intellectual Property Owners Association|
| ||J. Michael Jakes|
| ||Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP|
| ||Peter Y. Lee|
| ||Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.|
| ||Pete G. Pappas|
| ||Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP|
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