The Intellectual Property Advisory Committee (IPAC) helps shape the environment for IP ownership and ensure strong IP protection is available for member companies.

The committee includes technical experts and IP professionals from a range of member companies and experienced lawyers from the top private practice IP member firms.

IPAC Priorities

1. Connect
  • Invite guest speakers and connect to other BIA advisory committees to ensure IPAC are servicing the full BIA membership.
  • Complement the BIA’s work to expand into digital health and data by providing advice in these areas and continue to support BIA’s expanding and priority areas, incl. TechBio, engineering biology, deep biotech (non-health) and genomics. 
2. Inform/Support
  • Ensure strong IP protection is available to member companies in terms of influencing legal frameworks and advising member companies in the wider BIA community of appropriate strategies and considerations.
  • IPAC’s subcommittees monitor the IP landscape and raise important topics to IPAC of which the BIA Board and member companies need to be aware of, so it can voice its opinion on relevant and appropriate matters.
3. Expert Advice
  • Contribute on issues relevant to the life science industry where BIA has a unique perspective which should be heard.
  • Provide advice to BIA Board and BIA members on relevant IP developments to help them to take appropriate measures in response.

IP Policy Newsletter

The BIA also runs an IP policy newsletter to allow the broader membership to stay informed about IPAC's activities. If you would like to receive it, please email Linda Bedenik.

IPAC Members