How does my participation in the EPCglobal Standards Development Process relate to this IP Policy?
A. Companies declare their intent to make intellectual property that is necessary for the development of a Specification, available by taking a positive action to “opt-in” to specific Working Groups under the EPCglobal Standards Development Process. Each Working Group publishes a charter that is approved by the appropriate Steering Committee (Business or Technical) and call for participation. In order for a company to send its representatives to join a Working Group, that company must specifically opt into that Working Group. This allows us to know which company is working on what Specification and, hence, whose intellectual property might become necessary in the development of that particular Specification. All Participants in a Working Group must sign the EPCglobal IP Policy.