European Committee for Interoperable Systems (ECIS) intervention on standards and patents at WIPO SCP 14

Thank you Mr Chairman.

I'm taking the floor today on behalf of ECIS, the European Committee for Interoperable Systems.

ECIS would like to congratulate you on your election to the chair of this very important committee. We thank you for your generosity in giving us an opportunity to speak today. I will be very brief.

ECIS is an international non-profit association of IT companies, including IBM, Nokia, Sun Microsystems, Red Hat, Opera, Oracle and others.

It focuses on IP issues concerning interoperability and competition.

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