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Intellectual Property Rights Policy Committee (IPRPC)

Intellectual Property Rights Policy Committee

The IPRPC is responsible for broad-based policy and position decisions regarding national, regional and international intellectual property matters, including the global trade and public policy aspects of such matters.

Intellectual Property Rights Policy Committee Overview

The IPRPC is an ANSI policy committee responsible for broad-based policy and position decisions regarding national, regional, and international intellectual property matters, including the global trade aspects of such matters (except as otherwise delegated to another ANSI body or if such matters significantly change or affect the strategic direction of ANSI). The IPRPC is also responsible for developing ANSI positions on issues relating to the incorporation of essential patents or other proprietary intellectual property in national, regional, or international standards, and for developing Institute positions relating to exploitation rights to the copyright in standards and the recognition of copyright protection for standards by courts, legislation, regulatory bodies, industry, and others.

The IPRPC 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 IPRPC when interpreting or considering revisions to the ANSI Patent Policy, as well as accreditation and reaccreditation decisions.  The IPRPC reports to the Executive Committee of the ANSI Board of Directors.

The Copyright Task Force

The Copyright Task Force reports to the IPRPC and reviews issues relating to the assertion of copyright in standards and in the development of relevant strategic recommendations to the IPRPC. The Copyright Task Force is made up of IPRPC members.

Members and Officers

The Intellectual Property Rights Policy Committee is made up of members of ANSI.

IPRPC Chair

Amy Marasco, General Manager, Standards Strategy, Microsoft

IPRPC Vice Chair

Neil Bogatz, Consultant, IAPMO

Copyright Task Force Chair

Clark Silcox, General Counsel, NEMA

Meeting Calendar

The group will likely meet three 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.

[Note: Please enter either Intellectual Property Rights Policy Committees or IPRPC in the Key Word search field in the ANSI Online calendar of events]

 Schedule of upcoming meetings

Document Library

The ANSI Intellectual Property Rights Policy Committee Document Library contains information available only to registered IPRPC members. It requires a username and password to use. To access the document library, click here. For more information about document access, click here.

To access the IPRPC Document Library click here.

Membership in ANSI

If not already a member of ANSI, please follow these links to:

Staff Contacts

Patricia A. Griffin
ANSI Vice President and General Counsel
Tel: 212.642.4954
Fax: 212.840.2298
E-mail: pgriffin@ansi.org

Eleni Konstantopoulos
Program Coordinator
Tel: 212.642.4904
Fax: 212.840.2298
E-mail: EKonstantopoulos@ansi.org

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