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Save the Date: ANSI Annual Conference October 6, 2005 –
"From A to Veeck: Standardization and the Law"


New York, Jul 11, 2005

From inception to implementation, the law in some way influences every stage in the life of a standard. The 2005 ANSI Annual Conference, "From A to Veeck: Standardization and the Law," will provide an opportunity for anyone involved in the standards process, lawyers and non-lawyers alike, to get up to speed on the legal issues impacting their work.

Speakers and panelists will address such topics as antitrust issues, embedded patents and the related patent policies being used within the standards community today. A dialogue on the distinction between Open Source versus Open Standards will shed light on a topic receiving headline coverage in the high-tech industry and raise issues for consideration by other sectors. Updates on legislative initiatives will address topics such as the protection of developers during standards-setting activities; recent developments concerning tort liability in standards development will also be shared. The day will conclude with a review of copyright issues during standards-setting and bring conference attendees up to date on Veeck and its implications.

The conference is a unique forum for standards developers and conformity assessment bodies, industry and government representatives, manufacturers, service providers, consumers and other end-users to explore the peaks and pitfalls of the current legal landscape.

Scheduled for Thursday, October 6 at the Marriott at Metro Center in Washington, DC, the 2005 ANSI Annual Conference will highlight the series of events taking place during the U.S. celebration of World Standards Week, October 3-7.

For more information, visit www.ansi.org/wsweek. Information on pricing and how to register will be available soon.

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