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Congratulations to the 2018 Outstanding Committee of the
Year Award winners –
the U.S. Post-Grant Patent Office Practice and International Patent Law and Trade Committees!

For more information about this award, including previous winners, please click here.

Click here for a list of IPO’s 28 committees and their charters. 
IPO has 28 committees responsible for seven areas of intellectual property policy, law, and practice.  Committees prepare reports on current IP law, policy, and business issues and develop recommendations for the IPO Board of Directors.  IPO members can join any committee.  Committees operate on 2 year terms.  The current term began 2 January 2018 and ends 31 December 2019.  Enrollment for the 2020-2021 committee term will open November 2019 on the committee sign up page.  Chairs, Vice Chairs, and Secretaries serve one year terms.  For more information on committee leadership, please go to the Committee FAQ page.

Quick Links & Resources

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.)

End of June:  Outstanding Committee of the Year Announced

13 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

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

IPO Events Calendar

Questions?  Contact Lorna Soderberg at