Thursday, September 20, 2018
Gaithersburg, Portrait Room - 1:00-4:00 pm EDT
Boulder (Video Conference), Building 1, Rm 1107 – 11:00 am-2:00 pm MDT
NIST Audience Only - Advance Registration Not Required
Documentary standards and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) intersect in many interesting and perhaps unanticipated ways. From complex technical issues to broad policy considerations, the impact of this intersection spans across the globe and has implications well beyond standards development or IPR.
Learn how trade secrets, copyrights, trademarks, and especially patents, can both create opportunity and pose challenges to the development and implementation of documentary standards. This workshop will also provide you the opportunity to understand what types of issues you may need to be mindful about in your work in developing documentary standards. The discussion will include topics such as:
- When patented technologies are included in standards
- Competition to choose standards
- SDOs and IPR policies
- Essential patents
- Open source vs. open standards
- Policy implications – what we can expect in the future
- Knowing when and who to contact at NIST for help
The workshop will also include a panel of NIST staff who will describe their experiences in this rapidly evolving space.
Welcome and Opening Remarks
What You Need to Know and Why it Matters
Chief Counsel for NIST, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. DOC
Standards and Intellectual Property Rights
A discussion on how IPR, especially patents, can pose challenges to the development and implementation of voluntary standards.
Panel Discussion – When NIST Staff are Involved with IPR Policy
Includes examples of NIST staff experiences working with SDOs and their IPR policies
Senior Standards Policy Advisor, Standards Coordination Office and Program Coordination Office, NIST
Standards Liaison, Information Technology Laboratory (ITL), NIST
Mathematician, Cryptographic Technology Group, Computer Security Division, ITL, NIST
Policy Implications of IPR and Standards
A discussion on what staff participating in standards development activities need to know and when to ask for help.
Henry Wixon and Ajit Jillavenkatesa
Speakers will be available to answer questions offline