"Like last year, we are asking members of the global IP community to visit the IP Hall of Fame website in order to make nominations. At the close of the nomination process (mid-June) all nominations will be collated and sent to the members of the IP Hall of Fame Academy. They will select who should be inducted. The decision will be made public in September. This year, there will be a maximum of five inductees.The IPKat wonders, who will be this year's Famous Five? Last year's allocation was more generous: you can read about the Notorious Nine here
This is a not-for-profit initiative that IAM organises as a way for the global IP community to honour those who have made a significant contribution to the development of today's IP system".
The real Famous Five here
The updated and politically correct Famous Five year
Where the Famous Five go on their holidays here