Committees

Bureau Advisory Committee

Amicus Brief Committee

Q221 Status: Active
  • Scope:

    The Amicus Brief Committee (“ABC”) shall function to facilitate bringing the position of AIPPI International to the attention of national and regional tribunals in appropriate circumstances through the coordination and oversight of filing of amicus briefs. This function shall not extend to commentary on pending bills or legislation. The roles and duties of the ABC shall include the following:

    A. Receive and review requests for amicus briefs;
    B. Identify potential amicus situations and interface with the appropriate NRG(s);
    C. Research existing AIPPI positions as they relate to proposed amicus briefs and consult with Special Committees where appropriate;
    D. Make recommendations to the Bureau RE the advisability and necessity of filing a brief;
    E. Coordinate and oversee the preparation of briefs;
    F. Ensure briefs comply with the requirements set forth in the ABC protocol; and
    G. Report results to the Bureau and coordinate with the Communication Committee to communicate the results to the membership at large.

  • Documentation:

    Protocol Amicus Brief Committee
    Amicus Brief Alice Corp. – CLS Bank

    Intervention at the Supreme Court of Canada, September 16, 2014
    Apotex Inc. and Apotex Pharmachem Inc. AND Sanofi-Aventis and Bristol-Myers Squibb Sanofi Pharmaceutical holding Partnership

    Argentina
    Australia
    Belgium
    Brazil
    China
    CzechRep
    Denmark
    Finland
    France
    Germany
    Greece
    Hungary
    Israel
    Italy
    Japan
    Mexico
    Netherlands
    Poland
    Singapore
    Slovenia
    Sweden
    Switzerland
    Turkey
    United Kingdom
    Ukraine
    USA
    Venezuela

    AIPPI files application for leave to intervene in Plavix appeal before Supreme Court of Canada

    Affidavit (text only)
    Memorandum of Argument
    Notice of Motion

Members:
  • Chair: Jochen BüHLING (Germany)
  • Co-Chair: Yuzuru OKABE (Japan)
  • Co-Chair: Richard P. BEEM (United States of America)
  • Secretary: Clare CUNLIFFE (Australia)
  • Member: Michael EDENBOROUGH QC (United Kingdom)
  • Member: James Sheldon HAMILTON (Canada)
  • Member: Christian KRAGELUND (Denmark)
  • Member: Rogelio C. NICANDRO (Philippines)
  • Member: Justyna RASIEWICZ (Poland)
  • Member: Ignacio SANCHEZ ECHAGüE (Argentina)
  • Member: Xinhua WANG (China)
  • Member: Richard Beem (US)
  • Member: Erick Iriarte (PE)
Reporters:
  • Deputy Reporter General: Jonathan P. OSHA