Monthly Archives: October 2013

Counterfeit Detection & Avoidance Topics at the DMSMS 2013 Conference

This year’s DMSMS Conference will include a panel discussion on counterfeit detection and avoidance standards. …

 “The purpose of the panel is to assemble leads from the various standards committees who have created counterfeit parts avoidance and detection standards in an effort to have a better understanding of the landscape of committees and standards, and what their purpose is in addressing the problem. Each of the panelists will give a brief description of the scope, purpose, applicability, and which sector of the supply chain and commodities their standard applies. In addition, the panelists will provide a brief overview of the framework of their standard and what they are controlling with the requirements specified. …”

 This year’s DMSMS conference will also include several technical and training sessions throughout the week covering specific topics associated with the counterfeit parts issue. …

  • GIDEP and Suspect Counterfeit
  • AS6171 Counterfeit Electronics Detection Test
  • Counterfeit Materiel – Detection and Testing
  • Counterfeit Material – Mitigation: Policies, Procedures and Metrics
  • Counterfeit Materiel – Advanced Detection, Testing and Tracking
  • Counterfeit Materiel – Prevention
  • GIDEP & Suspect Counterfeit Reporting Training
  • Counterfeit Materiel – CHASE Advanced Technologies for Counterfeit Detection and Avoidance
  • Counterfeit Material – Concepts and Framework
  • Counterfeit Parts Avoidance & Detection Standards Panel Questions & Answers Workshop

 For more information and abstracts see the DMSMS 2012 Conference Agenda

DLA Land and Maritime Electrical & Electronics Industry Outreach Forum

On 24 October 2013, DLA Land & Maritime Supply Chain hosted an Electrical & Electronics Industry Outreach Forum. A number of topics discussed are relevant to combatting the counterfeit parts threat. DLA has posted a copy of briefing material on its website …

DLA Land and Maritime Electrical & Electronics Industry Outreach Forum

Russia: Hidden chips ‘launch spam attacks from irons’

Cyber criminals are planting chips in electric irons and kettles to launch spam attacks, reports in Russia suggest. …

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Symposium on Counterfeit Electronic Parts and Electronic Supply Chain – West

Symposium on Counterfeit Electronic Parts and Electronic Supply Chain
November 19-21, 2013
Town & Country Resort, San Diego, CA

SMTA and CALCE @ University of Maryland are pleased to announce the West coast venue for the Symposium on Counterfeit Electronic Parts and Electronic Supply Chain. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from and share your insights with government, industry and academia who are addressing the counterfeit problem. This biannual symposium is the best forum in the country to present and learn about latest technology and policy developments on the area of electronics supply chain and on counterfeit electronics prevention.

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FAR / DFAR Case Update (25 October 2013)

Status updates from the 25 October ‘Open Cases Reports’ …

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AS5553A and AS6081 Synergy — Mitigating the Risk of Open Market Parts – 2013 SAE Counterfeit Parts Avoidance Conference

At the SAE 2013 Counterfeit Parts Avoidance Symposium Sept. 27 in Montreal, Canada, Phil Zulueta, Chairman, SAE International G-19 Counterfeit Electronic Components Committee, described synergies between SAE standards AS5553A and AS6081

Webcast: SAE Standards for Counterfeit Mitigation in Electronics – Which Is Right for You?

This webcast provides a brief overview of each of the standards (AS5553, AS6081, ARP6178, AS6171 [in draft]), including their scope and purpose and the intended certifications/accreditations, if applicable.


U.S. Legislation and Rule Making Activity on Counterfeit Parts – 2013 SAE Counterfeit Parts Avoidance Conference

At the SAE 2013 Counterfeit Parts Avoidance Symposium Sept. 27 in Montreal, Canada, Henry Livingston of BAE Systems gave a status report on U.S. government is doing in regards to counterfeit electronic parts legislation and regulation.

New Book – “Criminal Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights: U.S. Perspective”, by Sherri L. Schornstein

In Criminal Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights: U.S. Perspective, career federal prosecutor Sherri Schornstein demystifies the criminal legal process by guiding readers through the federal prosecution maze. She offers detailed information about criminal enforcement, including the roles of government agencies and how private industry can develop case referrals. She also provides cross-industry interviews with former high-ranking government insiders, investigators, attorneys, academics, and brand protection professionals who share experiences concerning the enforcement challenge. This book will be a valuable addition to every industry sector and a resource for those in other countries seeking to understand how the U.S. criminal justice system addresses IP crime.

  • Provides in-depth information about the criminal enforcement of intellectual property rights in the United States
  • Explains the criminal legal process with ways to develop cases for criminal referral
  • Describes how to present a case to the government for investigation and prosecution
  • Provides detailed resource and reference information along with the links to the Internet sources to facilitate further research
  • Contains helpful appendices to supplement the analysis along with pertinent contact information for government and industry trade groups
  • Details groundbreaking prosecutions for distribution of counterfeit microelectronics
  • Provides a time line of semiconductor counterfeiting in China
  • Explains parallel issues between counterfeit integrated circuits and counterfeit pharmaceuticals

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