Patent and copyright policies
New challenges


1 June 2006, Thursday

08:30 Registration

09:00 Welcome address

Mr. Ronnie Amit, IEC General Secretary

09:10 Keynote Speech - Patents and Copyrights: two different perspectives of looking at intellectual property rights (IPRs) in standards

Mr. Francis Gurry, WIPO Deputy Director General, PCT and Patents, Arbitration and Mediation Center, and Global Intellectual Property Issues




Moderator: Mr. Kevin McKinley, ISO Deputy Secretary-General

Patents policies related to standards

Current ISO/IEC and ITU patent policies (disclosure, patent statements, licensing terms, etc.), their implementation and the move towards a common policy.

Mr. Jack Sheldon, Strategic Development Manager, IEC Central Office, and Mr. Michael Smith, Senior Advisor Technical Policy, Standards Department, ISO Central Secretariat

Mr. Simão Ferraz de Campos Neto, Counsellor, ITU

Mr. Toshio Tatsuta, Research Assistant, Advanced Research Institute of Science and Engineering, Waseda University, Japan

Panel discussion including questions and answers

10:50 Coffee/tea break


11:10 RAND (reasonable and non-discriminatory) licenses and dispute resolution

The industry will provide insight regarding its experience in concluding licenses under RAND terms and conditions. When disputes arise on the interpretation of RAND, dispute resolution service providers could be an option.

Mr. Jack Slobod, Licencing Manager, Philips Intellectual Property & Standards, Netherlands

Mr. Bernard Dumortier, Secretary of IEC/TC 65 Industrial-process measurement and con trol

Mr. Ignacio de Castro, Head, In formation and External Relations, WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center

Panel discussion including questions and answers

12:30 Lunch


14:00 Session 1 – PATENTS AND STANDARDS (Cont’d)

Moderator: Mr. Raymond Cordelier, Technical Director, IEC Central Office

Patents in standards: Antitrust issues

Patents constitute a competitive advantage. But when their technology is embodied in standards, the effects on competition increase exponentially. Competition authorities are not unaware and are following developments in this area very closely.

Mr. Angel Tradacete, Director for Information, Communication and Media, DG Competition, European Commission

Mr. Earl Nied, Chairman, ANSI Patent Group, USA

Mr. John Temple Lang, Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP, Belgium


Panel discussion including questions and answers


15:20 Coffee/tea break

15:40 Open source/Open standards

The presentations will outline the concept of an “open” standard in light of the recently approved Linux Standards Base (LSB) as an International Standard.

Mr. Jason Matusow, Director of Standards Affairs, Microsoft, USA

Mr. Jim Zemlin, Executive Director, Free Standards Group, USA

Mr. George T. Willingmyre, GTW Associates, USA

Panel discussion including questions and answers

2 June 2006, Friday


Moderator: Mr. Reinhold Welina, Member of the Management Board, Commercial Director, Deputy CEO of DIN, Germany

National achievements in protecting copyright in standards

Standards sometimes become “the law”, and legislation is commonly copyright-free. Insight from member bodies will be provided as to how they have solved this conflict of interest by pursuing the implementation of measures to preserve copyrights in standards in general, and particularly in those which become mandatory.

Mr. Rob Steele, Chief Executive, SNZ, New Zealand

Mr. Christian Löhrs, Manager Legal Affairs, DIN, Germany

Ms. Patricia Griffin, Vice President and General Counsel, ANSI, USA

Mr. Francisco Verdera, Director of International Relations and Cooperation, AENOR, Spain

Panel discussion including questions and answers

10:40 Coffee/tea break


11:00 ISO, IEC and CEN/CENELEC copyright policies and their commercial implementation

From the claim to copyright in standards to commercial exploitation.

Mr. Nicolas Fleury, Director, Marketing and Sales, ISO Central Secretariat

Mr. Didier George, Managing Director, UTE, France Mr. Keith Moyes, Policy Manager, BSI, United Kin gdom

Panel discussion including questions and answers


12:30 Lunch


13:30 Session 2 – COPYRIGHT IN STANDARDS (Contd) Moderator:

Mr. Tore Trondvold, Secretary of the Norwegian National Committee of IEC, NEK, Norway

Databases in Standards and Standards as databases. How do we protect their intellectual value while we achieve their widespread dissemination?

Protection of databases as such is relatively new and it only exists in some countries, whereas in others, the protection is achieved through other means. However, more and more standards appear in the form of a database. This session will explore the existing alternatives for effective legal protection.

Mr. Alan Maislisch, IT Strategies/Operations Manager, IEC Central Office

Mr. Per-Ake Svensson, pasv Consulting, Sweden

Mr. Christian Galinski, Director, Infoterm - International Information Centre for Terminology, Austria

Panel discussion including questions and answers


14:50 Coffee/tea break


15:10 Protecting copyright in the digital environment (DRMs, etc).

Digital Rights Management (DRM) offers important technical capabilities to help protect intellectual property when distributing standards in electronic form, also taking into account customer requirements.

Mr. Leonardo Chiariglione, CEO of, Italy

Mr. Jonathan Buck, Sales/Marketing/Communications Manager, IEC Central Office

Mr. Magne J. Kalstad, Managing Director, Pronorm AS, Norway

Panel discussion including questions and answers

16:30 Special Address – Copyright with emphasis on standards

Mrs. Rita Hayes, WIPO Deputy Director General - Copyright and Related Rights and Industry Relations

16:50 Closing remarks

Mr. Alan Bryden, ISO Secretary-General