IP Policy

Regulations on the Handling of Intellectual Property Rights

Article 1 (Purpose)

The purpose of the Consortium’s activities is to make the ECHONET Specification widely supported and adopted and to promote its dissemination throughout the industry. As such, it is considered desirable to ensure that anyone who wishes to adopt the Specification can make reasonable and non-discriminatory use of the intellectual property rights needed in order to commercialize products in accordance with the Specification. These Regulations shall set forth provisions on the handling of patent rights and utility model rights that are technically essential in order to satisfy the Specification. The handling of other intellectual property rights shall be determined separately as and when necessary.

Article 2 (Definition of Terms)

The terms used in these Regulations shall be defined as set forth below, provided however that definitions already specified in the Member Code and elsewhere shall take precedence.

[Revision History]
April 21, 2014 Enacted
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