3 TTC Document Structure CategoryDocument typeDefinitionNormativeStandardStable Technical SpecificationTechnical SpecificationProvisional Technical SpecificationInformativeTechnical ReportTechnical Information DocumentSurvey ReportReport of survey by committees
4 History of study on IPR in TTC YearMonthEvent1988JuneEstablishment of IPR Committee1989MayIPR Policy specifiedOct- Operation Procedures specified- DB for submitted Statements introduced2001Alignment with New Document Structure2002Major revisions to the procedures and textsAlignment with new operational structure of TTC2003AprRevised definition for reciprocity2005Copyright Treatment specified2006MarRevised IPR Policy and Operation Procedures2007DecRevised Operation Procedures2009JulyRevised Provision of IPR Committee
5 External Activities of TTC on IPR since2004 November 2003 – July 2004: Considered the revisions made to the ITU-T’s Declaration Form and confirmed alignment with TTC’s Form.May 2004: Participated in GSC9 held in Seoul.August-September 2005: Participated in GSC10 held in Sophia Antipolis.May-June 2006: Participated in GSC11 held in Chicago.July 2007: Participated in GSC12 held in KobeMay 2008: Discussion with IEEE-SAJuly 2008: Participated in GSC13 held in BostonJuly 2009: Participated in GSC14 held in GenevaDecember 2009: Discussion with Chair of ETSI IPR
6 Current status of TTC’s IPR handling IPR as Industrial Property Right is being handled.Trademark not handled.Only the copyright of TTC Standards and Specification considered, not other types of documents.IPR Policy specifies basic principles. (TTC Board of Directors approves and publishes IPR Policy.)Operation Procedures specify detailed procedures regarding IPR Statements and their maintenance, including IPRs owned by non-members. (IPR Committee approves and publishes Operation Procedures.)
7 Current ITU-T Rules vs New TTC Rules Common Patent PolicyThe Policy for the Handling of Industrial Property RightsPatentCommon Patent GuidelinesOperation Procedures for the Handling of Industrial Property RightsSoftware CopyrightSoftware Copyright Guidelines(FFS)Guidelines related to the inclusion of Marks in ITU-T Recommendations(FFS)TrademarkRight to copy for standardization related purposesCopyrightCopyright TreatmentNote – TTC is a recognized SDO under Recs. A5 and A.6.
8 Submission of IPR Statements in TTC DB for IPR Statements available at TTC WebFor TTC Standards 155 (1988-July 2010)For TTC Technical Specifications 22 (2001-July 2010)(Note) Here, “IPR” stands for Industrial Property Right.
9 Outline of the revision of Provision of IPR Committee in May. 2009 Stipulated capacity and power of IPR committeeStipulated qualification of committee membership and special committee membershipStipulated eligibility, right of vote, quorum and election system
10 Alignment with ITU-T patent guidelines (1/2) Discussions on enhancements to TTC IPR guidelines to incorporate recent enhancements made in ITU-TPatent statements could be submitted with different options per patent claimTTC has completed draft enhancements and is waiting for the formal decision in ITU-T/ITU-R/ISO/IEC10
11 Alignment with ITU-T patent guidelines (2/2) Different interpretations when no patent information (which is desired but not required) submitted associated with the ITU-T/ITU-R/ISO/IEC common patent statementAll essential patents owned by the patent holder for the Rec. will be negotiated based on RAND, etc.Apart from one or more essential patents to be negotiated based on RAND, etc., patent holder reserves the right to differently declare in subsequent statements regarding other patents in the future.11
12 Further Study ItemsStudy on possible introduction of Software Copyright Guidelines and Trademark Guidelines.Study on complex IPR cases and possible revisions to the Policy and the Operation Procedures.Contribution to the study on Standardization and IP strategy.Discuss and promote TTC members’ needs.License of Right, etc.12
13 TTC’s IPR policy, guidelines, etc. are shown in the following website Thank you !Yukio Hiramatsu13