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2016 Conference Workshp Thursday August 11
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SES - The Society for Standards Professionals

presents the following course
in conjunction with the 65th Annual SES Conference

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Thursday, August 11, 2016

Industry Update on Intellectual Property Issues –
A Bird’s Eye View and Interactive Workshop

The (inaugural) Intellectual Property Workshop for the Standards Community will address the many questions, struggles, solutions and the future of intellectual property (IP) protection. This interactive event will bring together standards developers, sellers, vendors and users to openly discuss key issues and how the community can work together to effectively combat illegal use of IP. We are fortunate enough to have John Walter, CEO of SCC as our Master of Ceremonies. A question and answer panel comprised of experts from a wide variety of backgrounds will kick off the morning. Nicolas Fleury (Acting Deputy secretary General of ISO) will wrap up the panel with a presentation on the future of IP from an international perspective. The morning will conclude with a roundtable where each attendee will have the opportunity to share a burning question, experience, or issue and get support from their colleagues. Please join us to be a part of the evolving discussion and solution! This is sure to be a lively discussion. Our hope is that each attendee leaves with valuable insights and questions to take back to their place of work. 

The fee to attend this course has been waived thanks to sponsorship by the IP Alliance. Registration is still required. 

Topics covered will include: 

  • Intellectual Property
  • Copyright
  • Standards Essential Patents
  • And more

This workshop will include a mix of formats including presentations, roundtable session, Q&A, and an interactive exercise.

Who should attend?
Standards professionals interested in learning and conversing on the topic of intellectual property as it relates to standards and standards development. This workshop does not require technical knowledge.

Workshop Instructors
Claudia Bach (President of Document Center), Nicolas Fleury (Acting Deputy Secretary General of ISO, the International Organization for Standardization), Andy Updegrove (Founding Partner, Gesmer Updegrove LLP), Mel Oncu (General Council with International Code Council), John Walter (CEO of SCC) and John Klimek (Senior Vice President, Standards & Information Technology with the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs).

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