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American Intellectual Property Law Association
Political Action Committee (PAC)

Established in 1982, the purpose of the AIPLA PAC is to support political office holders and candidates for federal office who can have a direct and positive impact on legislation affecting intellectual property.  Because federal law prohibits the use of Association dues for these purposes, the PAC was established as a means for our members to collectively support deserving federal candidates.  The PAC is funded solely through voluntary contributions of eligible members of AIPLA.
Good legislation starts with lawmakers knowledgeable about intellectual property.  By increasing awareness of IP issues and working long term to increase political involvement of intellectual property lawyers in the process, the AIPLA PAC delivers a strong message to elected officials that we have a compelling interest in the development of balanced and sound intellectual property policy.
The increasing importance of intellectual property on the political agenda requires AIPLA to stay in the forefront of the political process.  AIPLA is interested in a number of IP-related initiatives currently under consideration on Capitol Hill, including patent, trademark, copyright, and antitrust legislation.  The PAC allows us to raise the profile of the Association, to create a positive association for the office holder, and to carry our message and positions on these significant issues to Capitol Hill.
How can you learn more about the

Contributions to the PAC are limited to AIPLA Members who are U.S. Citizens.  If you are a U.S. Citizen and a member of AIPLA and would like to know more, please contact a member of the Board of Directors or AIPLA Headquarters.

The PAC assists AIPLA in making key policymakers aware of our Association’s views on important IP-related issues.  The PAC is non-partisan in nature, that is, support is not based on party affiliation, but on the policymaker’s interest and ability to affect IP-related legislation.  The PAC receives contributions entirely from AIPLA members and uses all contributions for federal election campaigns.  Contributions from corporations and from non-U.S. citizens cannot be accepted.
This information is not intended to be a solicitation of contributions from foreign nationals.  We do not accept contributions from corporations and non-U.S. citizens.