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Innovation Policy Forum
U.S. India Roundtable on Manufacturing Innovation
2101 Constitution Ave NW
Room 120
Washington, DC
September 9, 2015
For more information, contact Natacha Montgomery at

The Supply Chain for Middle-Skill Jobs Committee Meeting

500 Fifth Street NW
Washington, DC
September 10, 2015

Christine Mirzayan
Science & Technology
Fellowship Program

STEP will host a Mirzayan fellow beginning January 2016. Apply today.

For more information, contact Paul Beaton at

Symposium on Management of
Intellectual Property in Standard-Setting Processes

The Symposium on Management of Intellectual Property in Standard-Setting Processes held on October 3-4, 2012 was one component of a study supported and sponsored by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  The study committee commissioned 11 papers which were presented at the symposium and followed by panel discussions.

Speakers examined critical issues of standards development organizations and their treatment of intellectual property rights, especially patents. Speakers also addressed how SDOs in different countries and regions deal with issues including patent disclosure, licensing terms and expectations, and transferability. Other symposium sessions focused on standard-essential patents and U.S. International Trade Commission litigation and standards development in emerging technologies.

Related links:
Agenda | Commissioned PapersSpeaker Biographies | Participants


Part One: Institutional & National Diversity 

Part Two: Structural & Policy Issues in IP Management in the Standards Context