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The goal of this site is to provide the most broad and detailed source of information on the Internet regarding standard setting and consortia. This site was created and is maintained and owned by Andrew Updegrove. It is sponsored by Gesmer Updegrove LLP (GU), a technology law firm based in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. GU believes that it has helped form and represents more standard setting and technology promotional consortia than any other law firm in the United States. The firm is also a leader in the development of intellectual property policies.
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CONSORTIUMINFO.ORG ANNOUNCES SECOND
ANNUAL NEWS SOURCES AWARDS
Awards recognize the news sources that best conveyed
the role of standards and open source in 2005
Boston, MA (January 5, 2006) — ConsortiumInfo.org, the most comprehensive resource on the Internet for news and information on technology and communication standards, announced the winners of its second annual News Sources Awards. The Awards are made to the news services and journalists that best report on ITC standards and open source software news, and to the standards development organizations that were considered to be most newsworthy in 2005.
The Awards are made in two categories: statistical and special recognition. The former are based on the number of articles per individual source selected for linking at the ConsortiumInfo.org Standards News Portal from the thousands that were reviewed during the course of the year for that purpose, while the latter are based on the perceived value of the news and analysis that individual journalists provided to, and about, the open standards and open source communities.
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ANDREW UPDEGROVE RECEIVES ANSI
2005 PRESIDENT'S AWARD FOR JOURNALISM
American National Standards Institute Gives Award for his work at
ConsortiumInfo.org and in the Consortium Standards Bulletin
Boston, MA (August 29, 2005) — ConsortiumInfo.org, the most comprehensive resource on the Internet for news and information on technology and communication standards, announced today that Andrew Updegrove, its founder and editor, would receive the 2005 President’s Award for Journalism from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). ANSI is the globally recognized non-profit organization that administers and coordinates the U.S. voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system, accredits U.S. standards development organizations, and represents the U.S. in the international standards organizations ISO and IEC.
The award is one of several that ANSI grants annually to recognize individuals "for their significant contributions to national and international standardization activities and ongoing commitment to their industry, their nation and the enhancement of the global voluntary consensus standards system."
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MASS HIGH TECH GRANTS AWARD TO ANDREW UPDEGROVE
FOR STANDARD SETTING WORK
Eighth Annual Mass High Tech All-Stars Program Recognizes Innovation
Boston, MA (October 27, 2003) — This year's Mass High Tech All-Stars Award in the legal category went to Andrew Updegrove, a founding partner of Gesmer Updegrove LLP (GU), a Boston-based law firm whose practice focuses on high tech clients. Updegrove was honored for his pioneering work in helping enable, launch and represent the organizations that set today's most vital information technology standards. He is also the founder and editor of ConsortiumInfo.org, the most comprehensive source of information on the Internet regarding consortia and standard setting.
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BOSTON LAW FIRM, INDUSTRY GROUPS FILE BRIEF
WITH SUPREME COURT IN CASE THAT COULD
UNDERCUT TECHNOLOGY AND OTHER INDUSTRIES
Brief is filed in Rambus v. Infineon on behalf of Standard Setting
Organizations representing over 8,600 member entities
BOSTON, MASS. – August 13, 2003 — Boston-based law firm Gesmer Updegrove LLP today announced that it had filed a "friend of the court" brief with the United States Supreme Court in Rambus v. Infineon, one of the most closely watched cases in the technology industry. Ten major standard setting bodies, as well as several leading financial industry corporations and a standard setting joint venture, are parties to the brief. The combined membership of the standard setting bodies exceeds 8,600, including most major U.S. technology companies, as well as many government agencies, universities, and other entities.
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BOSTON LAW FIRM AND TECHNOLOGY GROUPS TEAM UP TO FIGHT
LANDMARK DECISION THAT COULD UNDERMINE HUNDREDS OF TECH STANDARDS
"Friend of the Court" Brief Filed on Behalf of Six Major Standard Setting Organizations
Seeks Rehearing of Rambus v. Infineon Appeal
BOSTON, MASS. – March 12, 2003 — Boston-based law firm Gesmer Updegrove LLP today announced that it had filed a "friend of the court" brief on behalf of six major standard setting organizations (SDOs) in an effort to influence the outcome of Rambus v. Infineon, one of the most closely watched cases in the technology industry. The organizations supporting the brief boast more than 850 members, including the great majority of the most prominent technology companies in the world.
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CONSORTIUMINFO.ORG: A UNIQUE WEBSITE ON STANDARDS AND CONSORTIA
September 5, 2002 — Boston-based law firm Gesmer Updegrove LLP today announced the creation of a publicly available, no-fee website exclusively devoted to standard-setting and technical consortia. Standard-setting and consortia (such as the World Wide Web Consortium) are cornerstones of the modern technology-based world, and ConsortiumInfo.org is the most detailed and comprehensive single resource on (or off) the Internet on these topics. Its unique design makes it equally valuable for both casual users and serious researchers alike.
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