Keep Your SSO Promises

Law360, New York (June 2, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Companies involved in the research, design and development of new technologies often participate in standards-setting organizations (SSOs) which focus on the standardization of such technology.

Participation in SSOs allows companies to keep up-to-date on industry developments, to target product development toward standards-compliant products and to steer research and intellectual property development into potential areas of future standardization.

However, participation comes with obligations.

One common obligation concerns the handling of intellectual property rights (IPR). While each SSO has its own rules and regulations, virtually all have some...
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