Intellectual Property Owners Association

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Click here for a list of IPO’s 27 committees and their charters. 
IPO has 27 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.

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2019 Committee Calendar

15 February: Committee Leadership Meeting Agenda Due

6 March:  IPO Board of Directors Meeting (Hyatt Regency Hotel, Austin, Texas)

8 March: Committee Leadership Meeting (Hyatt Regency Hotel, Austin, Texas)

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

6 June: IPO Board of Directors Meeting (Grand Hyatt HotelWashington, D.C.)

End of June:  Outstanding Committee of the Year Announced

12 August: Annual Meeting Committee session speaker materials due to IPO


24-26 September: IPO Annual Meeting (Marriott Marquis Hotel, Washington, D.C.)
IPO Committee Business Meetings (Marriott Marquis Hotel, Washington, D.C.)

24 September:  IPO Board of Directors Meeting (Marriott Marquis Hotel, Washington, D.C.)

8 November: Nominations for 2020 Committee Leadership Due (send to

8 November: Committee Annual Reports Due (send to

12 December: IPO Board of Directors Meeting (Grand Hyatt Hotel, Washington, D.C.)

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