Wednesday, June 21, 2017 from 1:00 – 2:30 pm ET - Understanding Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and Standard-Essential Patents (SEPs) in Standard Setting, presented by Henry Wixon, Chief Counsel at NIST, and Kim Turner, Senior Director Client Services at Virtual, Inc.
Henry Wixon Presentation Abstract
What is a patent, and how is it different from a trademark, or a copyright, or a trade secret? And why do any of these things make a difference to you in your job supporting or developing standards? In this introductory-level webinar, we will cover the basics of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in the U.S. – with emphasis on how these various forms of protection relate to standards. We’ll explore the way IPR is addressed under the ANSI Essential Requirements, and talk about Standards Essential Patents (SEPs) and the concept of RAND (reasonable and non-discriminatory) licensing, both of which have been much in the news over the past several years. We’ll also discuss how copyrighted works are treated by standards developers, including, increasingly, copyrighted software, as well as trademarks and trade secrets.
Kim Turner Presentation Abstract
What is an Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy? Why is one important? Do all consortia or groups that develop standards have a policy covering IPR? What should I know about an Intellectual Property Rights Policy? These questions and likely many others are all important and make a real difference in the creation of standards and specifications. Intellectual Property Rights policies are integral to the development of standards and specifications and the day to day proceedings of any organization creating specifications or standards. We’ll discuss the types of terms contained in an IPR Policy, the types of situations you may need to plan for when creating your IPR Policy, and the importance of a well-defined IPR Policy.
Henry Wixon - NIST
Henry Wixon became Chief Counsel for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) of the U.S. Department of Commerce in March of 2009.
As Chief Counsel, Mr. Wixon is actively involved in issues at the intersection of intellectual property rights and standards, and represents NIST as an ex officio member of the Intellectual Property Rights Policy Committee of the American National Standards Institute.
Prior to joining NIST, Mr. Wixon was a partner with the law firm of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP in Washington, DC, with over twenty years in private practice as a registered patent attorney and intellectual property and licensing specialist.
Mr. Wixon was awarded his J.D. degree from George Washington University, where he was a member of The George Washington Law Review. He is a Certified Licensing Professional, a Past Chair of the Maryland Chapter of the Licensing Executives Society, and an LES Professional Development Series (PDS) Faculty member. He is a member of the Board of Visitors of the College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences of the University of Maryland, College Park.
Kim Turner, Senior Director, Policy and Technology Standards
Kim is an account lead for several technology association clients and delivers comprehensive, high-quality support for clients’ program offerings in addition to providing consult to clients on operational policies. She leads the development and rollout of new associations and initiatives specifically focusing on governance and Intellectual Property policies. Kim has deep expertise in technology standards and policy, organizational structure and legal matters having worked at Intel for 16 years, the last 12 of which were as a Standards and Industry Group Specialist. She was instrumental in the launch of over 100 groups and worked on the intellectual property rights policy committees with both the American National Standards Institute and the Telecommunications Industry Association for the last five years. Kim earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Pacific University.
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