Intellectual Property Law Executive Committee

This section's areas of interest encompass all aspects of intellectual property law, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and computer law. The section:

  • sponsors seminars regarding intellectual property law issues and works on other projects related to intellectual property law;
  • publishes a newsletter, New Mattter, approximately four times per year and meets in executive sessions four to five times per year.

Those with a background in intellectual property and a willingness to join a hardworking section are encouraged to apply.

Committee communications are conducted electronically, and each member must have an e-mail address to receive committee meeting notices, agendas, reports, etc. Section participation (e.g., involvement in one of the Intellectual Property Section's standing committees, authoring an article for the New Matter publication, speaking at one of the section's MCLE programs, etc.) is considered in the appointment review. Lawyers throughout California who can meet the section's requirements and who can make the time commitment are encouraged to apply.

For questions regarding section requirements or how to become more involved in section activities, please contact the staff administrator or chair or visit the section's home page.

  • Expected 2014-15 vacancies: 4
  • Approximate number of meetings per year: 5
  • Chair: Andrew W. Stroud, Sacramento
  • Staff contact: Kristina Robledo 415-538-2467

Deadline for 2014 applications: Feb. 3, 2014

2014-15 terms begin: Conclusion of 2014 State Bar Annual Meeting (Sept. 14, 2014)