Thoughts on Improvements to DFARS 252.246-7007 and 7008

Recent discussions with Industry and US Government subject matter experts identify a few areas where new regulations could be improved. Here are what I consider to be the more important areas to address.  Continue reading

FAR / DFARS CASE UPDATE (14 Jul 2017)

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OLAF helps partners seize over one million counterfeit semiconductors in major Joint Customs Operation

“To help keep European consumers safe, a major Joint Customs Operation, code-named Operation Wafers, co-ordinated by Dutch Customs with the support of OLAF, targeted counterfeit semiconductors imported into the EU from China and Hong Kong by post/express courier. In just two weeks, partners seized more than one million counterfeit devices such as diodes, LEDs, transistors and integrated circuits….”

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FAR / DFARS CASE UPDATE (30 Jun 2017)

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Meeting: Voluntary Initiatives to Combat Infringement of Intellectual Property in the Online Environment

“The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will host a public meeting at its headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia, on July 17, 2017, on measuring the impact of voluntary initiatives undertaken to reduce intellectual property infringement, such as copyright piracy and trademark counterfeiting, that occurs online….
…. as part of the Executive Branch’s implementation of the FY 2017-2019 [U.S. Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement] action items and calls for research, the USPTO will conduct a public meeting on Voluntary Initiatives in the Digital Environment on July 17, 2017. Topics will include methods and metrics for conducting empirical research on the digital economy; evaluating the effectiveness of self-regulatory regimes; case studies of certain private sector initiatives; the role of voluntary undertakings in raising consumer awareness; stemming revenue flows to bad actors; and lessons learned and next steps. ….”

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The “Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement (FY 2017-2019), ‘SUPPORTING INNOVATION, CREATIVITY & ENTERPRISE: CHARTING A PATH AHEAD.’ ”is available here

FAR / DFARS CASE UPDATE (16 Jun 2017)

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FAR / DFARS CASE UPDATE (9 Jun 2017)

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FAR / DFARS CASE UPDATE (2 Jun 2017)

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FAR / DFARS CASE UPDATE (30 May 2017)

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Counterfeit Prevention Standards Gap Analysis — 22 May 2017 Update

It has been quit a while since I worked onthe standards gap analysis I have been maintaining. Here is an update…

Counterfeit Prevention, Detection and Avoidance Standards Gap Analysis for Hardware Products (Updated 22 May 2017)

Henry Livingston