George T. Willingmyre. P.E. is the President and founder of GTW Associates, an International Standards and Trade Policy consultancy. GTW Associates advises companies, associations and governments on the strategic role of standards and conformity assessment practices in competitiveness of businesses, organizations and countries in the global marketplace. Current projects include representing US business interests to national and international organizations; recommending corporate standards strategies and tactics; interpretation of standards processes and IPR policies, litigation support, assisting foreign organizations and businesses with US market access issues.
Mr. Willingmyre currently serves on the ANSI Intellectual Property Rights Policy Committee; Regional Steering committees for Asia/Pacific, Europe/Middle East, and Americas; the Company Member Forum; and the Consumer Interest Forum. Mr. Willingmyre served on the W3C patent policy-working group and currently is a member of the ITU Telecommunications Standards Bureau (TSB) Director’s Ad Hoc Group on IPR; the IETF IPR working group; and the ABA Science & Technology Section Technical Standardization and Infrastructure Committee preparing the ABA Standards Development Patent Policy Manual. Mr. Willingmyre is an observer of the IEEE Standards Association Patent committee and Standards Board; monitors the IP policies of numerous standards organizations and maintains an online database Intellectual Property Rights Policies of selected standards developers Willingmyre lectures frequently at national and international standards and conformity assessment meetings.