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AIPLA Strategic Plan

The overall approach for these strategies will place an emphasis on a proactive process to determine the high level areas of focus  - the human, capital and time resources will be developed with the awareness that each of these resources is finite. 

Resources will remain nimble and open to changes in the landscape and requests by committees and the Board.

The process for determining the proactive high level of focus will be managed by professional staff with input sought from multiple sources including Board liaisons and committees, subject to review & approval by the Board.
 

Member Service

AIPLA will support the professional and intellectual growth of its members through a flexible organizational framework and innovative channels of communication, delivering outstanding services, cost-effective programs and mentoring opportunities, thereby ensuring that AIPLA remains the premier intellectual property law association, and attracts and retains IP professionals from around the world. 

GOALS: We will work with our professional staff to continue to evolve to meet the needs of the next generation of IP Professionals and new ways to engage members. We understand WHY membership is important to AIPLA – There is strength in numbers.  It supports advocacy, ideas, energy & carries out our work.   Diversity in membership elevates discourse about IP law practice.

Advocacy

AIPLA will provide crucial leadership and unbiased analysis leading the way for world-class policy and decision-making, while attracting membership, ideas, and resources as a highly sought after and respected thought leader.

GOALS: AIPLA will engage volunteers, staff, and leaders, and the AIPLA membership in helping identify areas of critical importance for the development and implementation of sound policies.

Global Outreach

AIPLA will provide crucial leadership and unbiased analysis leading the way for world-class policy and decision-making, for the development of sound global intellectual property standards, laws and policies while attracting membership, ideas, and resources as a highly sought after and respected thought leader to the global community.

GOALS: AIPLA will focus on foundational advocacy supporting the overall vision, mission, and values. We will prioritize our activities based on supporting foundational advocacy and as appropriate, member services.

Cross-Cutting Strategies

  • AIPLA integrates financial sustainability into all of its activities undertaken in support of the strategic initiatives, but also evaluates all activities through the lens of our Strategic Plan.
  • Governance and organizational structure will continue to be examined to streamline the operation of AIPLA.
  • A commitment to public education and raising public awareness in all aspects of intellectual property law will be considered within each strategy area.