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Committee Leadership Handbook

This Handbook is designed to help Committee Chairs, Co-Chairs, Vice Chairs and Co-Vice Chairs navigate their leadership terms.  It was created with input from the AIPLA Board of Directors, past Committee Leadership, and AIPLA Staff.  The information contained in this section is updated regularly by AIPLA Staff. 

2017 Annual Meeting Committee Reports
​                   (Content & Branding, Patent, Specialized IP, Member Services, Education Services, International) 
    1. Committee Best Practices Outline (click here)

    2. Timeline for Obtaining CLE Credit for Committee Educational Sessions (click here)

    3. Tips for Committee Voting and Obtaining a Quorum (click here)

  • Formatting Resolutions for Presentation to the Board of Directors (click here)

  • Committee Reports Guidelines for the AIPLA Bulletin (click here)

  • Past Action Manual  1982-2017 (click here) -- A listing of existing approved AIPLA Resolutions

  • AIPLA Strategic Plan (click here)

  • Website

  • Networking & Collegiality

  • Advocacy

    • Fostering Advocacy at the Committee Level (click here)

    • Distinction Between Voting and Non-Voting Committee Membership (click here)

    • Procedure to Identify Issues for Legislative Initiatives (click here)

  • Educational Programming: Committee Involvement

  • Policies and Procedures for Requesting USPTO Speakers (click here)

  • Diversity Statement (click here)

  • Communications/Communications Liaison (click here​)

  • Additional Information ​ 

  •  *These items are not available to download online.  To obtain either the Road Show or Stated Meeting Kits, contact