Open Volunteer Opportunities

1. NAPP wishes to create a membership option for large firms and companies having internal groups of patent practitioners. We are seeking one or more recommendations for the membership benefits committee and/or board to consider.

2. NAPP's board has approved guidelines for a mentorship program, and John Davis has collected materials from similar programs at other organizations. We seek someone to review the materials and prepare application forms for completion by potential mentors & mentees, as well as a matching and follow-up procedure.

3. NAPP's new forums are limited in terms of newsletter function. We seek a programmer to modify the existing newsletter module or implement a new module that can email digests of all forum activity including replies.

4. NAPP wishes to supply original content as a benefit for NAPP members. We seek blogs, presentations, webcasts, and other educational materials for professional development, as well as one or more people to curate the new materials in a member-accessible archive.

5. NAPP is seeking a chairs for committees.

a. Governance Committee: 

1. NAPP Advocacy committee is interested in partnering with attorneys, patent practitioners and law students to write law review articles and blog posts related to current patent and IP issues.

2. NAPP Advocacy committee is interested in doing presentations at inns of courts, law schools, Law firms, local and state bars and other venues to explain NAPPs positions and teach about IP issues.

3. To put the word out for amicus briefs at the federal circuit or SCOTUS level that NAPP is open to drafting.

4. Please remind members, associates and interested contacts that the committee is making comments on PTO rules.

 b. Programs Committee: Evaluates researches and considers adding new benefits.

  c. The Communications Committee: seeking volunteers to help with a content marketing campaign (creating education content about patent practice).