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The ANSI Board of Standards Review (BSR) communicated  its denial of  George Willingmyre's May 24, 2018  request to ANSI to withdraw 5 American National Standard (ANS) that contained in   Willingmyre's opinion that 5 ANS did not meet the ANSI patent policy (the Willingmyre request  included links to "negative" LOAs for the 5 ANS). The ANSI BSR decision September 4, 2018   was that Willingmyre was not a "materially interested party" and therefore does not have standing to pursue the withdrawal.  Willingmyre appealed the BSR  decision to the ANSI   Appeals Board on October 4  but ANSI rejected Willingmyre's request for  a filing fee waiver for the  appeal on October 5  stating that the  Willingmyre request  did not "not include sufficent evidence of hardship."   The ANSI rejection did allow for Willingmyre to pay the filing fee by 5 pm on October 5, but Willingmyre replied he could not. 

GTW  Associates President Willingmyre delivers presentations  on standards policy for numerous organizations 
International Services Standards in your Future? presented to the Association for Services Management International (AFSMI)

GTW  Associates President Willingmyre writes papers on standards policy for numerous publications.  Most are made publically  available at SSRN

History of the patent policy of the American National Standards Institute

Giving Process its due when a Standards Development Organization changes its Patent Policy  

Patent Policies and Standards Setting: The Issues - What Is Going On? Why Should I Care?

International Standards: At the Cross Roads;  Standard View Vol 5, No. 4, December 1997; Association for Computing Machinery

The Business Implications of Standards  presented at  the September 16, 2004  conference The Future of Standards Setting, Legal Marketplace and Consumer Implications at the US Chamber of Commerce in Washington

GTW President  Willingmyre presented "Cooperation between Patent Offices and Standards Developing Organizations" at  the  Symposium on Management of Intellectual Property in Standard-Setting Processes sponsored by the National Academies, 2012 in Washington DC

GTW President Willingmyre prepared Chapter 3 Standard Setting Bodies - Organization and Governance for the book Patents and Standards published  recently by the American Intellectual Property Law Association

Global Standards Challenges for the Services Business Sector  




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