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. ….”

More at FederalRegister.gov

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

FAR / DFARS CASE UPDATE (19 May 2017)

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Recent DoD Adoption Notices (AS6171 and AS6496)

On 28 March 2017, the following standards were adopted by DoD (Adopting Activity: DLA Land and Maritime) …

  • SAE AS6171, “Test Method Standard; General Requirements, Suspect/Counterfeit, Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical Parts”
  • SAE AS6496, “Fraudulent/Counterfeit Electronics Parts: Avoidance, Detection, Mitigation, and Disposition – Authorized/Franchised Distribution”

Frequently Asked Questions for DFARS 252.246-7008 Sources of Electronic Parts

A colleague referred me to the following FAQ published by DoD on its Procurement Toolbox website…

Frequently Asked Questions for DFARS 252.246-7008 Sources of Electronic Parts (OCT 2016)

“We are providing this list of FAQs as a resource for industry in assisting with their questions regarding the recently published DFARS clause 252.246-7008 SOURCES OF ELECTRONIC PARTS that further implements prevention of counterfeit electronic parts guidance.”

FAR / DFARS CASE UPDATE (12 May 2017)

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