The Intellectual Property Rights Policy Advisory Group (IPRPAG) provides views and proposes policies regarding the incorporation of essential patents or other proprietary intellectual property (such as trademarks and copyright) in national, regional, or international standards. The IPRPAG also provides views and proposes policies regarding exploitation rights to the copyright in standards and the recognition of copyright protection for standards by courts, legislation, regulatory bodies, industry and others. The IPRPAG responds to requests for input from time to time from the Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Committees of ANSI, other PAGS, and Member Forums. The IPRPAG reports to the Executive Committee (ExCo) of the Board of Directors.
The IPRPAG typically meets twice per year, unless an issue or topic requires additional face-to-face dialogue. To supplement the meetings, group members receive regular updates and information.