Ecma Humour

Slides: About Ecma International in general: A bird's-eye view, Facts, Dynamics, or How to drive efficiency, Membership, Relations, IPR, Reasons for Standardization, What is Ecma‘s value?, Services, Source:

It has several components: …
•Patents: Solid and proven patent policy and practice:
“The General Assembly of Ecma shall not approve
recommendations of Standards which are covered by
patents when such patents will not be licensed by their
owners on a reasonable and non-discriminatory basis.”

(more about it on the next slide…)

However, Ecma does not:
• Assess the essentiality and validity of patents for implementation of a
standard, nor
• Conduct patent searches for patents used in standards, nor
Define the term “Reasonable And Non Discriminatory” (RAND)