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Archived updates for Thursday, October 21, 2004

WIPO: IP in the Standard Setting Process

Among other things, the author of this paper reports that the Technical Standardization Law Committee of the Science and Technology Law Section of the American Bar Association has reached a consensus

  1. on the need for clearer Standards Development Orarganization ("SDO") disclosure policies;
  2. that significant disputes arise with increasing frequency within SDOs concerning policy language, and
  3. that ambiguous policy language increases litigation costs.

Click here for the author's "Intellectual Property Rights Policies of Selected Standards Developers."

Click here for the author's "Criteria for the Evaluation of a patent policy for a Standards Setting Organization."

Click here to subscribe to his "GTW Insights" newsletter on current issues in standards development.

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