If you would like to join a committee, you may sign up at any Austin IPLA meeting or by contacting our President at

Awards (formerly Outstanding Inventor Award): Each year the Austin IPLA solicits and reviews nominations for an inventor or joint inventors to be recognized with the Association’s “Outstanding Inventor Award,” which is presented at the Annual Federal Judges Appreciation Dinner in the fall. Members of the Awards Committee are responsible for evaluating and selecting the winner of our annual Inventor of the Year Award, as well as considering the interest and viability of other potential awards, in the other IP fields such as trademark and copyright.

Administration and Technology: The Administration and Technology Committee is responsible for assisting with administrative decisions, such as evaluating new venues for our annual Judge’s appreciation dinner and monthly CLE luncheons, and with technology, such as the Austin IPLA website and presentations at monthly CLE luncheons.

Membership: The Membership Committee supports the Austin IPLA membership.