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Intellectual Property Rights Policy Advisory Group (IPRPAG)

Intellectual Property Rights Policy Committee

The IPRPAG provides views and proposes policies regarding national, regional and international intellectual property matters, including the global trade and public policy aspects of such matters.

Overview

The Intellectual Property Rights Policy Advisory Group 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 provides views and propose 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, Executive Committee, Committees of ANSI, Forums and other PAGs.

The IPRPAG includes patent and copyright law experts who are familiar with the types of IP issues that arise in standards development.  The Executive Standards Council (ExSC) retains authority of all aspects of the Essential Requirements, including ANSI’s own Patent Policy, but the ExSC often solicits input from the IPRPAG when interpreting or considering revisions to the ANSI Patent Policy, as well as accreditation and reaccreditation decisions.  The IPRPAG reports to the Executive Committee of the ANSI Board of Directors.

The Copyright Task Force

The ANSI Copyright Task Force is a standing committee of the IPRPAG that provides views and proposes policies regarding exploitation rights to the copyright in standards and the recognition of copyright protection for stands by courts, legislatures, regulatory bodies industry and other. The Copyright Task Force is made up of IPRPAG members.

Members and Officers

Membership in the IPRPAG, is open to all interested ANSI members. Each such member is entitled to a single vote on the PAG. In addition, IPRPAG members are not acting in a fiduciary capacity but they must act in accordance with ANSI's Code of Conduct at all times.

List of the IPRPAG members

IPRPAG Chair

Neil Bogatz, Consultant, IAPMO

IPRPAG Vice Chair

Henry Wixon, Chief Counsel, NIST

Copyright Task Force Chair

Elizabeth Mallett, Deputy Director, North American Energy Standard's Board (NAESB)

Meeting Calendar

The group will likely meet two times per year, unless an issue or topic requires additional face-to-face dialogue. To supplement the meetings, group members will receive regular updates and information.

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 Schedule of upcoming meetings

Document Library

The ANSI Intellectual Property Rights Policy Advisory Group Document Library contains information available only to registered IPRPC members. It requires a username and password to use.

 More information about document access.

Membership in ANSI

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Staff Contacts

Patricia A. Griffin
ANSI Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Tel: 212 642 4954
Fax: 212 398 0023
pgriffin@ansi.org

Eleni Konstantopoulos
Senior Legal Program Coordinator
Tel: 212 642 4904
Fax: 212 398 0023
ekonstantopoulos@ansi.org

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