Intellectual Property Rights Policies of selected   standards developers

January 2014

See also 

Criteria for the Evaluation of a patent policy for a Standards Setting Organization

CONSIDERATIONS IN ASSESSING A STANDARDS DEVELOPING ORGANIZATION'S INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS POLICIES IN ADVANCE OF PARTICIPATION (June 2002)

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS AS A FACTOR IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF STANDARDS (January, 1998)

APPROACHES TO INFLUENCE THE IPR POLICIES AND PRACTICES IN US AND GLOBAL STANDARDS SETTING  (June, 2002)

American Bar Association (ABA) Standards Development Patent Policy Manual

 

Intellectual Property Rights Policies of selected   standards developers

Compiled by GTW Associates  January 2014

 

 Accellera  AFNOR   AIA   ANSI  SA API  ASTM  AVS  BSI  CCSA CEA  CEN CENELEC   DIN   ECMA  EPC ETSI  GPO  GS1 IEEE   IETF IrDA ISO/IEC/JTC1  ITU  JEDEC   NATO  NRSC OASIS OMG  OMA  OPEN  Open ADR Alliance PWG RosettaNet  SAC   SPVA SCC SCTE  SEMI  T1 TIA TTA UNCEFACT  VESA   VITA   Wi-Fi   W3C 

Standards Body

Policy

Other Relevant Documents

Database
Accellera Organization Patent Policy Patent Policy Q&A

Patent Slide

Letter of Assurance

Letter of Assurance Cover letter

 

 

AFNOR 

Legal information Patents: The use of any invention protected by a patent or certificate of use within a standard will be a possible source of a posteriori conflict between the users of the standard and the patent holder. Consequently, your attention is drawn to your obligation to declare to AFNOR  the existence of any patented invention described in the standard or required for its implementation, as soon as you are aware thereof. Where this is done, AFNOR shall endeavour, where appropriate, to obtain the holder’s undertaking to grant a licence upon reasonable and non-discriminatory terms.  

AIA

Section 2.6 Patent Policy     

ANSI

Section 3.1 ANSI patent Policy - Inclusion of Patents in American National Standards from ANSI Essential Requirements: Due process requirements for American National Standards January 2008

 

Evolution of the ANSI Patent Policy from 1932

Guidelines for Implementation of the ANSI Patent Policy  An Aid to More Efficient and Effective Standards  Development In Fields That May Involve Patented Technology

User Guide for the Patent Database

Intellectual Property Rights Policy Committee  

ANSI Guidelines on Software in Standards details the inclusion of normative software in American National Standards (ANS) when the software is intended to be extracted for use in implementations of the standard. 

ANSI Guidelines on Embedded Trademark provides guidance on trademarks, service marks, and certification marks as forms of intellectual property

Patent Letters

American Petroleum Institute API

API Procedures for Standards Development THIRD EDITION, MAY 2006 APPROVED BY ANSI, SEPTEMBER 2006    

SA Australia (Standards Australia)

6.6.4 Patent Rights  STANDARDISATION GUIDE 006: RULES FOR THE STRUCTURE AND DRAFTING OF AUSTRALIAN STANDARDS

From 3.7 SG-003 Standards and Other Publications 

The rules governing patented items in Standards are those adopted by ISO and IEC

 

SG-003 Standards and Other Publications 

Paragraph 3.7 A Standard does not confer a monopoly on one section of industry to the detriment of another that can provide an equally satisfactory article. Nonetheless, on exceptional occasions, technical reasons may justify inclusion in the Standard of items or services covered by patent rights. There is no objection in principle to this, provided that certain rules are adhered to. 

 
ASTM 15. Patents in Standards REGULATIONS GOVERNING ASTM TECHNICAL COMMITTEES OCTOBER 2009    
Audio and Video Coding Standard Group of China AVS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS POLICY  

Page with additional links

Patent Disclosure Form

Advisory Guidelines for Patent Pool License of AVS Standards 

Call for AVS-P2 Essential Patents

 
BSI

Paragraph 7.7.2 Patents from BS 0-1:2005  BRITISH STANDARD A standard for standards – Part 1: Development of standards – Specification

 

 
Canada, Standards Council of  (SCC)

Paragraph 6.12 CAN-P-1F - Accreditation of Standards Development Organizations - June 2008

Annex 2 CAN-P-1D Accreditation of Standards-Development Organizations  

Consumer Electronics Association CEA

Section 7.3 of EP-23-M CEA Technology & Standards Procedures Manual.
Declaration Form 

CEA Standards Page

 
China Communications Standards Association CCSA Intellectual Property Rights Policy (for trial implementation) (Adopted by the Council of CCSA on September 13, 2007)

 

 

CEN

and

CENELEC

6.6.4 Patent rights  For patented items, the rules given in Annex H  in  shall be followed (see also the ISO/IEC Directives, Part 1, 2001, 2.14 and CEN/CENELEC Guide N°8)

Patent Rights Annex H   CEN and CENELEC adopt the ISO/IEC patent policy

CEN/CENELEC Guide 8 CEN-CENELEC Guidelines for  Implementation of the Common IPR Policy  (Patents and Other statutory intellectual property rights based on inventions) Edition 3  December 2011

Declaration Form

CEN  and Cenelect databases are combined 

 

 

DIN 5.9: DIN 820 Part 1 "Standards work - Principles"    

ECMA

Code of conduct in Patent Matters  December 2009

 Patent statement and Declaration Form 

Guidance notes for use with the
Ecma Code of Conduct in Patent Matters

 

EPCglobal

Section 3 INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY  Standards Development Process Version 1.5 EPCglobal Board Approved February 25, 2009

Intellectual Property Policy FAQ’s 

 

ETSI

ETSI Intellectual Property Rights Policy  (Annex 6 of the Rules of Procedure)

ETSI  IPR Web page

 

ETSI Guide on IPRs

ETSI IPR Licensing Declaration Forms

Information on the ETSI IPR Database

 

 

The Global Platform Organization

IPR policy 3.0 March 2004

Article III Bylaws   2009

 

GS1

GS1 MobileCom Intellectual Property Policy Working Group Declaration Rev. 17 March, 2009

GS1 MobileCom Intellectual Property Policy  FAQ

 

IEEE

Article 6 Patents IEEE-SA Standards Board Bylaws

Article 6 IEEE-SA Standards Board Operations Manual  

IEEE-SA Patent Material

IEEE US DOJ Business Review Letter April 2007

IEEE-SA
RECORDS OF IEEE
STANDARDS-RELATED PATENTS

Through June 2010 GTW Associates is aware of one exante disclosure of terms and conditions subject of the DOJ Business Review letter of 2007

IETF

Intellectual Property Rights in IETF Technology RFC 3979 March 2005  

RFC3979] (Bradner, S., “Intellectual Property Rights in IETF Technology,” March 2005.),

 

(updated by RFC 4879, "Clarification of the Third Party Disclosure Procedure in RFC 3979").

[RFC4879] (Narten, T., “Clarification of the Third Party Disclosure Procedure in RFC 3979,” April 2007.),



[RFC3669] (Brim, S., “Guidelines for Working Groups on Intellectual Property Issues,” February 2004.).

 

Trademarks
[RFC5378] (Bradner, S. and J. Contreras, “Rights Contributors Provide to the IETF Trust,” November 2008.)

 

IETF Trust
[RFC4371] (Carpenter, B. and L. Lynch, “BCP 101 Update for IPR Trust,” January 2006.)

 

Evolution of the IETF Patent Policy

Guidelines for Working Groups on Intellectual Property Issues RFC 3669 February 2004

A Code of Conduct for Individual Members of the Internet Society January 2003

A Template for IETF Patent Disclosures and Licensing Declarations 

Title: Clarification of the Third Party Disclosure Procedure in RFC 3979 

 

Rights in Contributions (copyrights)
[RFC5378] (Bradner, S. and J. Contreras, “Rights Contributors Provide to the IETF Trust,” November 2008.),
[RFC5377] (Halpern, J., “Advice to the Trustees of the IETF Trust on Rights to Be Granted in IETF Documents,” November 2008.).


Also see the IETF Trust legal provisions at http://trustee.ietf.org/license-info/.
The old rules in RFC 3978 are now obsolete. For MIBs, also see
[RFC4181] (Heard, C., “Guidelines for Authors and Reviewers of MIB Documents,” September 2005.),
[RFC4841] (Heard, C., “RFC 4181 Update to Recognize the IETF Trust,” March 2007.).

IETF Page of Intellectual Property Rights Disclosures 
IrDA IPR Policy

IPR Policy Ver one

All submissions of technology for adoption consideration, and all responses to calls for patents, shall be on such forms implementing the rules set forth in this Policy as the Company shall from time to time choose to employ.  

ISO And IEC And ISO/IEC JTC1

ISO/IEC/ITU policy on patents (ISO WEB site)

Evolution of the ISO  Patent Policy

ISO/IEC/ITU policy on patents IEC web site

ISO website Guidelines for Implementation of the Common Patent Policy for ITU-T/ITU-R/ISO/IEC Revision 1, effective 23 April 2012 Revises initial edition of 1 March 2007

IEC website Guidelines for Implementation of the Common Patent Policy for ITU-T/ITU-R/ISO/IEC Revision 1, effective 23 April 2012 Revises initial edition of 1 March 2007

ISO 2001 letter policy applies to pending patents

ISO patents database


ISO/IEC JTC1 Patents Database

IEC Patents database

ITU

ISO/IEC/ITU policy on patents

ITU Website Guidelines for Implementation of the Common Patent Policy for ITU-T/ITU-R/ISO/IEC Revision 1 effective 23 April 2012 revises initial edition of 1 March 2007

ITU/T Patents Database 

JEDEC

JEDEC Patent Policy

SECTION 8 Legal Guidelines JEDEC Manual of Organization and Procedure  JM21N (Revision of JM21M, December 2006) MAY 2008

 

 

Restricted to members

NRSC

National Radio Systems Committee  NRSC  Procedures Manual (Adopted on April 5 2007) 7.2.5.1 Patent Policy  

 

   

NATO 

NATO Policy on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) for NATO Standards  CM(2008)001     

OAsis

OASIS Policy on Intellectual Property Rights May 2009

 

 

Object Management Group (OMG)
 

OMG Policy Statement Intellectual Property Rights omg/08-06-03

Policies and Procedures
of the OMG Technical Process
pp/09-12-01 Version 2.9 22nd December 2009

 

Open ADR Alliance

Open ADR Alliance Intellectual Property Rights Policy    

OpenGroup

The Open Group Technical Procedures 11 Interface Adoption Criteria    

Open Mobile Alliance

OMA IPR policy Open Mobile Alliance IPR Procedural Guidelines Open Mobile Alliance IPR Declarations

Rosettanet

Intellectual Property rights policy

 

 

PWG

Intellectual Property rights policy PWG Letter of Assurance for Essential Patents  

SAC (China) 

Regulations on Administration of Formulating and Revising National Standards Involving Patents” GTW Associates comments on the proposal

December 21 Intellectual Property Watch  Take Two: China’s Proposed Regulations For Patent-Involving National Standards 

 
Secure Pos Vendor Alliance  Patent Policy    

SEMI 

Section 15 Patent and Copyright References in Standards  from  Regulations Governing SEMI Standards Committees Guidance for the Development of SEMI® Standards and Safety
Guidelines That May Involve Patentable Technology
 

SCTE

Article 6.7 Intellectual Property Manual of Organization and Procedure for the Standards Program of the Engineering Committee The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) October 16, 2001 Revised 10/08

 

Intellectual Property Declarations

T1

Section 10  Operating Procedures for ATIS Forums and Committees

  Patent Disclosure Template

Patent Policy Summary

Patent Statements

TIA

Intellectual Property Rights Policy TIA Engineering Manual 5th Edition October 2009 (changes shown)

Intellectual Property Rights Policy TIA Engineering Manual 5th Edition October 2009

Guidelines to the Intellectual Property Rights Policy of the Telecommunications Industry Association Edition 1 March 2005

 

TIA Patent Holder Statements database

TTA  (Korea) 

TTA Intellectual Property Right Policy
Guidelines for the Handling of Intellectual Property Rights in Connection with TTA Standards
 

UN/CEFACT  (CENTRE FOR TRADE FACILITATION AND ELECTRONIC BUSINESS)

ECE/TRADE/CEFACT/2006/11  Intellectual Property Rights Policy for UN/CEFACT

The policy describes the rights and responsibilities related to intellectual property rights for experts participating in the work of UN/CEFACT

CE/TRADE/CEFACT/2006/11/Add.1  Executive Summary of the IPR Policy

 

MANDATE, TERMS OF REFERENCE AND PROCEDURES FOR UN/CEFACT TRADE/R.650/Rev.4 25 April 2005

 

 

VESA

VESA Policy No. 200B Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy

 

VESA Policy No. 235C Procedure for the Generation of VESA Specifications  

VMEbus International Trade Association (VITA)

VITA patent Policy November 2009

VITA US DOJ  Business Review Letter October 2006

VITA IPR Home Page

Restricted to VITA members

Personal communication from Executive Director 11/2009: We have experienced 6 patent declarations (with disclosure of fees and royalties)...Since ex ante disclosure of terms and conditions is somewhat new, we have chosen to make the disclosures available only to VITA members, and not to the general public.   

and  

Personal communication from Executive Director 1/2010: Until this "duty to non-members" is legally established, we will keep our disclosures for members only.

However since some VITA standards are American National  standards and the ANSI patent policy includes disclosure text see VITA patent LOA from Tyco Electronics on ANSI patent letter database   and VITA patent LOA from Mercury Computer Systems on ANSI Patent letter database

 

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi Alliance Intellectual Property Rights Policy March 2006 Wi-Fi Alliance IPR Procedural Guidelines including disclosure template April 2007

Wi-Fi Alliance Adopter Membership Agreement Section 4 Intellectual Property Rights October 2006

 

W3C

W3C IPR policy  February 2004

Patent Policy working group home page Archive

W3C Patents and Standards Interest Group

Procedures for Launching and Operating a Patent Advisory Group (PAG)

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