This may change as we gather input from our members, but the plans at present are to have four Standing Committees:
- Legislative Committee: This group will be responsible for reviewing, analyzing and critiquing, and reporting to the membership on, the latest proposed and passed legislation. This committee is open to any member who wishes to serve on the committee and qualifies to serve.
- Membership Committee: This group will be responsible for promoting membership in American Innovators for Patent Reform, to establish membership guidelines, propose to the general membership changes in the classes of membership, and resolve any membership-related disputes. This committee is also open to any member who wishes to serve on the committee and qualifies to serve.
- Rules Committee: This group will be responsible for an annual review of the association’s bylaws, and to make recommendations for changes to the general membership. This committee is also open to any member who wishes to serve on the committee and qualifies to serve.
- Executive Committee: This committee will provide overall direction and strategy for the association, and it will consist of the AIPR president, AIPR executive director, the chairs of each of the standing committees, and five at-large members to be chosen from among all who volunteer to serve on the committee.
Each committee will select by secret ballot a chair who will serve a one-year term. Committee meetings will be a combination of in-person and on-line meetings, to be determined by each committee.
Serving on a Committee: As soon as a new member is accepted into membership, that member will have the option of selecting the committee or committees on which he or she wishes to serve. The Legislative, Membership and Rules Committees will each decide if they want to cap their memberships and at what level.
Committee Membership Limitations: No more than two representatives from one Corporate Member or Law Firm Member may serve on the same committee.