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Recent Focus of GTW Research 
High Stakes of Standards Policy and Strategy in the global Market 
Intellectual Property Rights,  Antitrust and Standards 
Strategic Policy Studies that have shaped the US Voluntary Standards System

 

Recent Focus of GTW Research 

 

 

International Services Standards in your Future? presented to the Association for Services Management International (AFSMI) Global Standards Challenges for the Services Business Sector  

 

Intellectual Property Rights,  Antitrust and Standards References

 

Government Precedents,  Actions,   and public and private sector litigation  involving standards setting and IPR and Antitrust

CONSIDERATIONS IN ASSESSING A STANDARDS DEVELOPING ORGANIZATION'S INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS POLICIES  IN ADVANCE OF PARTICIPATION (MAY 2002)

Intellectual Property Rights Policies of selected standards developers  
Approaches to influence the IPR policies and practices in US and Global standards setting 
Criteria for the Evaluation of a patent policy for a Standards Setting Organization 
Intellectual Property Rights as a Factor in the Development of Standards  
Legislative and Regulatory Underpinnings of US Standards Activities. This report  presents The National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act of 1995; US OMB policy A119 Federal Participation in the Development and Use of Voluntary Consensus Standards and in Conformity Assessment Activities; and the standards-relevant texts of the Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade, the Agreement on Government Procurement and the North American Free Trade Agreement  
The National Cooperative Research and Production Act and US Antitrust law applicable to standards setting 

 

High Stakes of Standards Policy and Strategy in the global Market 

International Standards: At the Crossroads
Posted January, 1998
 
Standards... an Essential Component of Corporate Business Strategy Posted October, 1996

 

Strategic  US, EU and Global Standards Policy Documents Fall, 2010 

  US Standards Policy Documents

International Standards Policy Documents 

US  National Standards Strategy     

Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade;      

NATIONAL CONFORMITY ASSESSMENT PRINCIPLES FOR THE UNITED STATES  General Agreement on Trade in Services
OMB Circular A-119 

G/TBT/1/Rev.8 23 May2002 DECISIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS ADOPTED BY THE TBT COMMITTEE SINCE 1 JANUARY 1995

NIST  Guidelines for Federal Agencies on Conformity Assessment TBT Code of Good Practice
  Decision of the Committee on Principles for the Development of Internationaal Standards Guides and Recommendatio

 

Strategic Policy Studies that have shaped the US Voluntary Standards System

Standards, Conformity Assessment, and Trade: Into the 21st Century - The 1995 Report of the National Research Council International Standards, Conformity Assessment, and U.S. Trade Policy Project Committee chaired by Gary C. Hufbauer, Chairman, Reginald Jones Senior Fellow, Institute for International Economics, Washington, D.C. This significant assessment of the United States Standards and Conformity Assessment Infrastructure was foundation for the US standards policy legislation contained in the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act of 1995.Posted July, 1998 U.S. Congress, Office of Technology Assessment, Global Standards: Building Blocks for the Future   - This study, completed in 1992 by Project Director Linda Garcia considered the U.S. standards setting process in light of the changing economic and technological environment. Looking across industry sectors, the study compared the U.S. system with those of other countries, particularly the European Union. Where remedies seemed to be warranted, OTA suggested alternative strategies and options that the United States might pursue. Posted June, 1998 Federal Trade Commission Standards and Certification Final Staff Report April 1983  ... In December, 1978, the Federal Trade Commission initiated a rulemaking proceeding to examine the extent of possible Federal Trade Commission Action violation (unfair methods of competition and unfair or deception acts or practices) in standards development and certification. To remedy these practices, staff recommends case-by case enforcement  of Section 5 of the FTC Act coupled with an unfair methods of competition rule under 6(g) of that Act.
 
 

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