Typical GTW Associates Projects
Associates counseled the American Hotel and Motel Association on
standards protocol, intellectual property rights policy and protection,
and administration of the Hospitality Industry Technology Integration Standards (HITIS) committee.
GTW Associates completed research projects for the National Association of Mortgage Brokers and the Automotive Lift Institute. See INVESTIGATIVE REPORT FOR AUTOMOTIVE LIFT INSTITUTE, INC.
New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization annually requests GTW
Associates’ assessment of Current Developments in US Standards and Conformity
has counseled industrial clients such as Daimler-Chrysler; Intel; Micron;
Microsoft; and Sensormatic on national and
international standards and conformity assessment policy and competitive strategies.
The Royal Thai Embassy and the Thailand Industrial Standards Institute contracted with GTW Associates to prepare manuals and organize workshops on standard and regulations appropriate to increase trade between the United States and Thailand
Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc. engaged GTW Associates to survey current US policy and practice associated with Intellectual Property rights in standards development.
GTW Associates President Willingmyre served as an expert witness for Shook Hardy & Bacon in connection with a patent litigation matter that was successfully resolved on terms favorable to the client. Willingmyre was retained in the matter to address issues related to standards setting and the patent policies of the IETF and the Telecommunications Standards Bureau of the ITU
Mr Willingmyre is "Special Advisor to the International Federation of Standards Users" Mr Willingmyre supports the IFWG19 on Intellectual Property and Standards
American National Standards Institute (ANSI) contracted with GTW to
track and report US federal register notices related to
GTW examined Potential
for International Co-operation and Reduction of Trade Barriers arising
from Technical Requirements and Conformity Assessment procedures in the
Telecommunications Sector for the OECD Trade Committee.
GTW completed a report “Service Standardization in the United States" and presented the findings "Service Standards in the United States" at the Conference "Services Standards for Global Markets" in Berlin for the German National Standards Organization DIN
The European Commission engaged GTW Associates to complete
a "Guide to the US/EU MRA." The report
business in the United States of America Facilitating conformity
assessment Guide to the mutual recognition agreement between the
European Community and the United States of America March 2001
is available on the DG Trade Web site
with Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc and MTA Japan in a European
Commission-funded project to complete a practical guide to the Mutual recognition Agreement
between the European Community and Japan.
The New Energy and Industrial
Technology Development Organization
requested GTW to report on "Current Developments in standards
related to fuel cells and delivery of hydrogen"
Asian Productivity Organization Selected GTW Associates to assist The
Singapore Productivity & Standards Board (PSB) on Standards &
Conformance for Productivity & Market Acceptance. See
& Conformance for Productivity & Market Acceptance
FOR THE SINGAPORE PRODUCTIVITY AND STANDARD BOARD
International Development Center of Japan
(IDCJ) selected GTW Associates
to survey and report on laboratory accreditation activities in
the United States and Europe. See
Considerations in a National Approach to Laboratory Accreditation,
Japan Standards Association (JSA) contracted with GTW Associates
to collect information concerning Conformity Assessment
Organizations in the North American Marketplace: Canada; Mexico; and the
United States. See Product
Certification, Testing Laboratories, Personnel Certification and
their Accreditation Status in the North American Marketplace .