PURPOSE & OBJECTIVES
UPCOMING IPC MEETINGS:
12 December 2014
13 February 2015
2001 L Street NW
NEXT IP Pros MEETING:
2001 L Street, NW
The Intellectual Property Committee (IPC) promotes IP issues of importance to the IEEE
membership (engineers, faculty, scientists, inventors, tech workforce, entrepreneurs, etc.). The issues include protection of patents, trademarks, and copyrights; and issues that encompass IP rights in fast
moving technology, technology transfer, and U.S. competitiveness & innovation. The IPC prepares position statements,
drafts legislation, files amici curiae with the US Supreme court, and delivers expert testimony before the U.S. Congress & the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
At times, the IPC is called upon to offer advice to
the U.S. Copyright Office, Office of Science and
Technology Policy, the United States Trade
Representative Office, and to the Office of the Assistant Attorney General for
All IPC-developed positions represent a consensus of a diverse
group of engineers, scientists, technologists and patent attorneys.
IEEE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PROFESSIONALS (IP Pros) (webpage)
With financial support from
IEEE's R1-R6 Membership Initiative, IEEE-USA launched the
Intellectual Property Professionals
in 2011 as a resource for IEEE members who are working in the
United States as intellectual property professionals - including
inventors and patent attorneys - as well as those IEEE members who work
regularly with intellectual property, including academics, and business
owners and managers.
Many of the individuals
participating in the IP Pros are also
active members of the IPC. For a listing of upcoming events of the IEEE IP Professionals, please visit the "EVENTS" section of the webpage.
Keith Grzelak, Chair, IEEE IP Professionals and Principal, Wells St. John P.S., Spokane, WA
Scott Michael Lis, IPC Liasion to the IP Pros, Grand Rapids, MI
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY POLICY COMMITTEE MEMBERS
The committee meets approximately four times a year in Washington, DC. Additionally, other IEEE members serve as corresponding members of the IPC and assist with drafting position statements, amicus briefs, and all communications with policy makers.
2014 IPC Members:
Adam Mossoff, Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law,
Keith Grzelak, Past VP-IEEE-USA Government Relations Council, Spokane, WA
Vice-Chair: Maura Moran, Chelmsford, MA
Jonathan Band, Washington, D.C.
David E. Boundy, Cantor Fitzgerald LP, Boston, MA
Kirk A. Damman, Lewis, Rice & Fingersh, L.C. St. Louis, MO
Oliver Edwards, Law Office of Oliver Edwards LLC, Silver Spring, MD
Frampton Ellis, Arlington, VA
Lee Felsenstein, Fonly LLC, Palo Alto, CA
Daniel Fisher, Fisher Technology Law PLLC, Fairfax, VA
Adam Goldberg, AGP, LLC, Washington, DC
Bruce Hayden, Dillon, CO
Jonathan T. Kaplan, Kaplan IP Law, PLLC, Camas, WA
Chris Katopis, Washington, DC
Ron D. Katznelson, Ph.D., Bi-Level Technologies, Encinitas, CA
Orin Laney, Mountain View, CA
Scott Michael Lis, Grand Rapids, MI
Maura K. Moran, Attorney at Law Offices of Maura K. Moran, Sudbury, MA
Tony Petro, Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C., Austin, TX
Karen Oster, Law Office of Karen Dana Oster, LLC, Lake Oswego, OR
David Ostfeld, Strasburger & Price, LLP, Houston, TX
Gary Pisner, Fairfax, VA
Owen Rubin, Oakland, CA
Robert G. Sterne, Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, Washington, DC
Glenn S. Tenney, San Mateo, CA
George T. Willingmyre, P.E., GTW Associates, Spencerville, MD
Erica Wissolik, IEEE-USA, Washington, DC
113th CONGRESS 1st Session LEGISLATION
Amicus Curiae Brief Filed With the U.S. Supreme Court in
the CLS v. Alice Case Concerning the Patentability of Computer-Implemented Inventions (January 2014)
Amicus Curiae Brief Before the U.S.
Supreme Court in Alice v. CLS (October 2013)
Amicus Curiae Brief Before the U.S. Supreme Court in Hyatt vs. Kappos on the Question of Inventor's Due
Process Rights in Sec. 145 Appeals to PTO Patent Adjudications
Amicus Curiae Brief filed in the U.S. Supreme Court by Dr. Lee Hollaar (author) and IEEE-USA in the In Re Bilski process patent case.
JAN 2010 What Does the Bilski Hearing Tell Us?, Today's Engineer, by IPC member Nate Bailey and Jill Browning
Materials & MGM v. Grokster, Supreme Court Case No. 04-480
Blizzard v. Internet Gateway, 2005 - IEEE-USA seeks to protect right to reverse
engineer for interoperability in amicus brief filed in 8th
Circuit Court of Appeals
NATIONAL INVENTOR'S HALL of FAME
The National Inventors Hall of Fame™ honors the women and men responsible for the great technological advances that make human, social and economic progress possible. Each year, the Selection Committee - including representatives of IEEE - of the National Inventors Hall of Fame Foundation selects inventors for induction.
Their peers and the public nominate Individuals for selection. The 2012 IEEE representative to the Selection Committee is Murty Polavarapu.
Collegiate Inventors: The Hall of Fame also awards collegiate inventors for their contributions. The program - presented in partnership with the United States Patent and Trademark Office - is designed to recognize, honor and encourage innovators at the early stages of their careers, and is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are (or have recently been) enrolled in a college or university in the United States or Canada. Since its inception in 1990, the Competition has awarded over $1 million to young innovators, working alone or in teams, for their outstanding contributions to society and for their innovative work in discovering breakthroughs and solving engineering and scientific challenges. Past winning inventions and inventors have ranged from biotech to nanotech, from chemical engineering to electrical engineering and from robotics to optics.
IEEE's PRINCIPLES OF SCHOLARLY PUBLISHING
17 July 2012 - IEEE Announces Next Steps in its Open Access Strategy
In 2007, IEEE's leadership engaged in a series of strategic discussions related to the IEEE Envisioned Future. The IEEE Publication Services and Products Board (PSPB), and in particular its Strategic Planning Committee, focused their efforts on challenges in the scholarly publishing field. To provide a framework for discussing solutions to those challenges, PSPB drafted IEEE's Principles of Scholarly Publishing. The IEEE Board of Directors reviewed and adopted the principles in November 2007.
JUN 2008 Today's Engineer article, "What You Need to Know about Pre-Assignment Agreements to Protect Your Intellectual Property"
NOV 2005 The IPC approved draft legislation
that would establish limits for employment agreements clarifying what intellectual property created by an employee can be claimed by the company and what belongs to the employee. Text of draft legislation.
Intellectual Property & The Employee Engineer by Orin Laney
IPC CONGRESSIONAL and EXECUTIVE TESTIMONY & LETTERS