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Veracity IP Consulting Welcomes You

Working With You

From making strategic decisions on whether to:  join specific Standards Development Organizations (SDOs), develop your own SDO, or to explore business questions about Intellectual Property Rights.  I’m here to help. Using my expertise and deep understanding of the industry, you’ll receive advice based on years of global experience with information and communication technology (ICT) businesses. Please feel free to get in touch to book a meeting.

Please note we are not attorneys and do not offer legal advice.

About the Founder: Earl Nied

  • Founded Veracity-IP-Consulting (2023)

  • 40+ Years Intel Corporation (2022)
    US IP Policy Director and Global Director on Intellectual Property Rights for Standards

  • President US*MADE Trade Association (2022)

  • American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

    • ANSI Intellectual Property Rights Policy Committee (IPRPC 2012-2015)

    • ANSI Board of Directors 10+ Years

    • ANSI Executive Standards Council

  • International Telecommunications Union Telecommunication (ITU-T) Standardization Sector
    IPR Ad Hoc Committee Member

  • European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) IPR Committee member

  • Consulted on many international standards development organizations, trade associations and government policy expert groups including:

    • Audio Video Coding Standard Workgroup of China (AVS)

    • China Electronics Standardization Institute (CESI)


Articles and Speaking Engagements

- Article: Balancing the Use of Patent Injunction in
        Light of EC Draft SEP Policy

  • Date: April 16 , 2024

  • Publication: LinkedIn

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- Article: Balancing Innovation and Access: Refining
        SEP Regulations to Protect Non-Consenting Patent Holders

- Article: How Hold-up Damages Economic Growth

  • Date: February 19, 2024

  • Publication: LinkedIn

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- Article: The Total Aggregate Royalty:
        A path to fairer SEP licensing

- Article: Specialist Chapter:
        Navigating High Stakes Patent Injunction Abuse

  • Date: January 10, 2024

  • Publication: IAM Americas Patent Litigation Review 2024.

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- Presentation: U.S. Standards System, SEPs, and EC Draft

  • Event: Joint ITA–NIST–USPTO Collaboration Initiative Regarding Standards

  • Date: September 20, 2023

  • Details: Presented on myths about SEP Licensing and submitted comments to the Federal Register on behalf of Veracity IP Consulting on November 6.

  • View Federal Register Submission


  • Date: November 15, 2023

  • Location: University of Santa Clara

  • Panel Topic: SEPs and Open-Source Patent Strategy

- Panelist at Emerging Issues in Licensing and Enforcement of SEPs

- Keynote Speaker at Global Standards Leadership Conference

- Panelist at the 8th IP and Competition Forum

  • Date: June 20-21, 2023

  • Location: Brussels, Belgium

  • Topic: The ITC: Availability and Effects of Patent Injunctions

LinkedIn Article: Can Patent Abuse Endanger SMEs

- Panelist at Third Annual Empirical Conference on Standardization

  • Date: May 26, 2023

  • Location: Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

  • Panel Topic: Session 5 - Panel Discussion on SEP Policy in Europe

- LinkedIn Post on EC Draft Proposal on SEPs

- Panelist at 11th Annual Patent Administrative Law Conference

  • Date: April 11, 2023

  • Panel Topic: What is the True Value of an Invention? Standard Essential Patents and Patent Pools

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