Thursday, January 14, 2010
The workshop was sponsored by the Center for Law, Science & Innovation, with support from Intel and the law firms of Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt (Portland, OR) and Jennings, Strouss & Salmon PLC (Phoenix, AZ). The purpose of the workshop, which was attended by an invited list of experts from academia, industry and law firms, was to explore in an open-ended format some of the current issues and controversies associated with standards. The workshop was structured to maximize the opportunity for dialogue and open discussion among the participants, framed by a few short overview presentations.
Thursday & Friday, April 7 & 8, 2011
The them for this workshop was “Technology Standards in a Globalized World” and the workshop agenda is attached. The workshop was sponsored by the Center for Law, Science and Innovation at Arizona State University, with support from Intel and the law firm of Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt (Portland, OR). The organizing committee for the workshop consists of Gary Marchant (Arizona State University), Andrew Askland (Arizona State University), Brad Biddle (Intel), Tim Haslach (Schwabe), Frank Curci (Schwabe), and Michele Herman (Davis Wright Tremaine).
As was the case last year, the workshop focused on standard-setting in the IT industry and was structured in a round-table format in order to maximize the opportunity for dialogue and open discussion among the participants. The first day (April 7) focused on three issues: (i) evaluating the wide diversity of methods (both formal and informal) for standards development worldwide; (ii) discussing how these different models can co-exist, and the benefits and drawbacks of different models of co-existence; and (iii) examining how various government stakeholders view this diversity of approaches to standardization, considering perspectives from the E.U., China, India and the U.S. A goal in connection with each topic is to explore both pragmatic, practice-oriented issues and also higher level policy concerns.