IPR Policy as of December 14 2009
Thank you for your email regarding IPR and standards.
I have been advised by our legal department that
- DIN 820 "Standardization – Part 1: Principles" (the
revision has been published in May 2009),
- DIN 820 "Standardization - Part 2: Presentation of documents
(ISO/IEC Directives - Part 2:2004, modified);
Trilingual version CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations - Part
as well as the
- "Guidelines for Implementation of the Common Patent Policy for
ITU-T/ITU-R/ISO/IEC" (1 March 2007), which has been implemented
and adapted nationally,
serve as the basic documents for DIN's standardization procedures, and
in case patent rights matters arise.
For your information, I enclose the relevant extracts of DIN 820 -
Part 1 and Part 2. The English version of Part 1 is currently being
prepared. The provisional translation of the relevant clause 7.9 of
DIN 820-1: 2009-05 is as follows:
"Standards shall not deal with subjects that are covered by
If, in exceptional cases, it is unavoidable that existing proprietary
rights are affected by a standard, an agreement shall be reached with
the holders of such rights that is consistent with the general
interest, e. g. granting of licences on suitable and non
discriminatory terms. According to DIN 820-2 this shall be mentioned
in the standard."
In individual cases letters from patent owners have been received by
different standards departments at DIN. These letters are filed by the
I hope you will find this information useful.
DIN Deutsches Institut für Normung e. V.
Phone: +49 30 2601-2301
Fax: +49 30 2601-1446