Inductees are first nominated by the public at large. A maximum of five inductees for 2011 will then be selected by the IP Hall of Fame Academy. The Academy itself is made-up of all living inductees as well as a handful of others, including myself, Todd Dickinson (AIPLA), and Ciarán McGinley (EPO).
Nominations can be submitted online. [Link]. New inductees will be announced in February 2011.