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Attention ANSI-Accredited Standards Developers: 2019 Procedural Compliance Form Due by March 4, 2019


The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) wishes to remind all ANSI-accredited standards developers (ASDs) that the 2019 ASD procedural compliance form recently issued via e-mail must be completed by each ASD and submitted to ANSI through [email protected] by March 4, 2019. The compliance form is designed to facilitate the annual compliance certification process and ANSI Executive Standards Council (ExSC) oversight.

The 2019 edition of the ANSI Essential Requirements: Due process requirements for American National Standards ( contains one revision as follows:

3.1 ANSI patent policy - Inclusion of Patents in American National Standards*

There is no objection in principle to drafting an American National Standard (ANS) in terms that include the use of an essential patent claim (one whose use would be required for compliance with that standard) if it is considered that technical reasons justify this approach.

Participants in the ASD/ANSI standards development process are encouraged to bring patents with claims believed to be essential to the attention of the ANSI-Accredited Standards Developer (ASD).

If an ASD receives a notice that a proposed, revised or approved ANS may require the use of such a patent claim that is not already covered by an existing assurance, the procedures in this clause shall be followed

*Note: this is a partial excerpt of 3.1

By submitting the 2019 Compliance Form, ASDs are confirming compliance with all provisions of the 2019 edition of the ANSI Essential Requirements.

ANSI encourages all ASDs to join us on January 23, 2019, at 2:00 pm Eastern, for a webinar to review the 2019 ANSI Essential Requirements and the 2019 ASD Compliance Form. Registration is required.

  • Join us on January 23, 2019 by registering here:
(Go to the left hand side of the page and click Register, after "Event Status" (Register))

Questions about the compliance form and the ANSI Essential Requirements may be sent to [email protected].

Thank you for your cooperation.


Jana Zabinski

Senior Director, Communications & Public Relations


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Beth Goodbaum

Journalist/Communications Specialist


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