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Amicus Brief Committee

Charter

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.

Committee Roster

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

 Members

 Mark J. Abate
 Goodwin Procter, LLP

 Gregory A. Castanias
 Jones Day

 Tina M. Chappell
 Intel Corp.

 Lauren A. Degnan
 Fish & Richardson, PC

 Bart Eppenauer
 Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP

 Krish Gupta
 Dell Technologies

 Krish Gupta
 Dell Technologies

 Robert M. Isackson
 Venable, LLP

 J. Michael Jakes
 Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

 Peter Y. Lee
 Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

 Timothy Loomis
 Qualcomm, Inc.

 George Pappas
 Covington & Burling LLP

 Pete G. Pappas
 Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

 Richard F. Phillips
 Exxon Mobil Corp.

 Paik Saber
 Medtronic, Inc.

 Jessica M. Sinnott
 DuPont

 James J. Trussell
 BP America, Inc.

 Roy F. Waldron
 Pfizer Inc.


 

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