CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR

IPLAC 2019 CREATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD

The Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC) solicits nominations for its 2019 Creator of the Year Award.  The Award honors those who have made a significant creative contribution in one or more of the substantive areas protected by intellectual property law.   Achievements that could form the basis for a nomination include:

  • In the area of patent law:  An invention or group of inventions having technological significance and an important social and economic impact, resulting in one or more issued U.S. patents.
  • In the area of trademark law:  A powerful branding program that combines a strong trademark or service mark, preferably registered, and a memorable advertising and marketing campaign.
  • In the area of copyright law:  An important and original work of authorship, in the literary, musical, visual, dramatic or other arts, preferably covered by a U.S. copyright registration.

There is no time limit for the nominee’s creative work underlying the nomination.  Nominees may include individuals as well as groups of individuals and corporations, and need not be the current owner of the corresponding intellectual property right.  Most or all of the creative activity must have occurred in the Chicago metropolitan area.   Selections will be made by IPLAC’s Board of Directors upon recommendation of IPLAC’s Creative Achievement Award committee.

The winner or winners will be honored at IPLAC’s annual meeting on May 7, 2019, and will be presented with a plaque in recognition of the award.

Any individual or organization may submit nominations for the Creator of the Year Award.  Nominations must be received by March 1, 2019.  Nomination forms and additional information are available HERE or by contacting Van Economou at [email protected].

 

2018 Creator Dale N. Gerding M.D.
 2018 Creator


2017 Creator James McCambridge
 2017 Creator


2016 Creator John Nix
 2016 Creator


2015 Creator Lawrence M. Kaplan
 2015 Creator


2014 Creator Douglas U. Mennie
2014 Creator


2013 Creator Gregory B. Olson Sc.D.
2013 Creator


2012 Creator Scott Turow
2012 Creator


2011 Creator Kraft Foods
2011 Creator

2010 Creator Richard EJ. Ernst
2010 Creator


2007 Creator Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company

2007 Creator