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Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy
The IPR Policy applies to all Members and Member Representatives, and governs the ownership, licensing, and treatment of intellectual property that is contributed to, generated by, or necessary for the implementation of standards developed as part of FiRa Consortium activities.
Subject to the specific terms of the IPR Policy, in general:
- Members (and their Related Parties) commit to license their Necessary Claims on RAND (Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory) terms, but may opt to provide RAND-Z (RAND with Zero royalty) terms.
- Members that did not participate in the applicable development group may withhold a license to Necessary Claims by submitting a written declaration form.
- New incoming members must agree to license Necessary Claims for all final Standards, and have 60 days to decide if they will do so for draft Standards.
The Bylaws establish the rules governing the operations of the organization, including the rights of members, rules for meetings and corporate actions, voting and quorum requirements, and other matters.
The FiRa Consortium is a Delaware non-profit corporation with six classes of membership (Sponsor, Contributor, Associate, Adopter, Test Lab, and Academic & Educational).
Sponsor members each designate one Director and up to two Alternates.
The Board of Directors elect officers, who serve two-year terms with compensation possible, and establishes member committees, working groups, task groups, sub-committees, special interest groups, and other dedicated groups.
Antitrust Compliance Policy and Checklist
Meetings and other activities of the FiRa Consortium necessarily involve participation by industry competitors, and it is the express policy of the FiRa Consortium to require that all of its activities be conducted strictly in accordance with applicable antitrust laws.
This summary and checklist outlines several basic antitrust principles that the members, directors and staff of the FiRa Consortium should bear in mind in connection with FiRa Consortium-sponsored meetings, activities, and social gatherings.
Data privacy is important to the FiRa Consortium and its’ members. This Global Privacy Notice describes the Personal Data that we collect about you as a visitor to the FiRa Consortium’s website, how we use it, with whom we share it, and describes your rights with regard to the Personal Data we have about you.
Additionally, the FiRa Consortium has a Privacy Addendum for California Residents which supplements the information contained in our Privacy Notice and applies solely to visitors, users, and others who reside in the State of California. We adopt this notice to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”) and other California Privacy laws.