[A2k] Who are the people USTR clears to see secret text for TPPA IPR negotiation?

Krista Cox krista.cox at keionline.org
Thu Feb 16 08:26:35 PST 2012


Small correction to the date.  The meeting with USTR occurred on February
15, 2012.

On Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 11:05 AM, Jamie Love <james.love at keionline.org>wrote:

> http://www.keionline.org/node/1362
>
> Who are the people USTR clears to see secret text for TPPA IPR negotiation?
>
> In a meeting with USTR on July 15, 2012, KEI, MSF, Oxfam and Public Citizen
> pressed USTR to release the negotiating text for the intellectual property
> rights chapter in the TPPA trade agreement negotiation. USTR said the
> negotiation had "unprecedented" transparency, but maintained the text
> needed to be secret from the general public. USTR also claimed than no one
> on its many advisory boards, who are cleared to see the negotiating text,
> were lobbyists.
>
> The official advisory system for trade negotiations is extensive, including
> 16 Industry Trade Advisory Committees (ITACs), and 8 other advisory
> committee. I have provided links to the 24 advisory committee, and also
> provided the names of persons who serve on ITAC 15 (Intellectual Property
> Rights), ITAC 3 (Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Health Science Products and
> Services), ITAC 8 (Information and Communications Technologies, Services,
> and Electronic Commerce) , and ITAC 10 (Services and Finance Industries).
>
> Industry Trade Advisory Committees
>
> Committee of Chairs of the Industry Trade Advisory Committees [2]
> Aerospace Equipment  (ITAC 1) [3]
> Automotive Equipment and Capital Goods  (ITAC 2) [4]
> Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Health/Science Products and Services  (ITAC 3)
> [5]
> Consumer Goods  (ITAC 4) [6]
> Distribution Services  (ITAC 5) [7]
> Energy and Energy Services  (ITAC 6) [8]
> Forest Products  (ITAC 7) [9]
> Information and Communications Technologies, Services, and Electronic
> Commerce  (ITAC 8) [10]
> Non-Ferrous Metals and Building Materials  (ITAC 9) [11]
> Services and Finance Industries  (ITAC 10) [12]
> Small and Minority Business  (ITAC 11) [13]
> Steel  (ITAC 12) [14]
> Textiles and Clothing  (ITAC 13) [15]
> Customs Matters and Trade Facilitation  (ITAC 14) [16]
> Intellectual Property Rights  (ITAC 15) [17]
> Standards and Technical Trade Barriers  (ITAC 16) [18]
> Other Advisory Committees
>
> Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations (ACTPN) [19]
> Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee (APAC) [20]
> Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee for Trade (ATAC) [21]
> Industry Trade Advisory Committees (ITAC) [22]
> Intergovernmental Policy Advisory Committee (IGPAC) [23]
> Labor Advisory Committee (LAC) [24]
> Trade Advisory Committee on Africa (TACA) [25]
> Trade and Environment Policy Advisory Committee (TEPAC) [26]
> After reviewing the names below (many of whom are former employees of USTR
> and other government trade offices), you can evaluate the USTR claim that
> none of them are "lobbyists," and if this assertion ranks right up there
> with New Gingrich's claim that his work for Freddie Mac was as a historian.
> You can also ask, what is the point of keeping the text secret from the
> American Public? Note also that a significant number of firms represented
> on the advisory boards are foreign owned firms, such as the members of
> PhRMA, BIO and the RIAA, the Coalition for Intellectual Property rights,
> the Entertainment Software Association, or the Motion Picture Association
> of America (MPAA).
>
> Industry Trade Advisory Committee On Intellectual Property Rights
> ITAC 15, Total Members = 15
>
> Chairman
> Mr. Richard H. Kjeldgaard
> Deputy Vice President, International
> Intellectual Property
> Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)
>
> Primary Vice-Chairman
> Mr. Timothy P. Trainer
> President
> Global Intellectual Property
> Strategy Center, P.C.
> Zippo Manufacturing Company
>
> Secondary Vice-Chairman
> Stevan D. Mitchell, Esq.
> Vice President, Intellectual Property Policy
> Entertainment Software Association
>
> Mark Chandler, Esq.
> Senior Vice President, General Counsel,
> and Secretary
> Cisco Systems, Inc.
>
> Sarah B. Deutsch, Esq
> Vice President and Associate
> General Counsel
> Verizon Communications
>
> Mr. Scott M. Frank
> President and Chief Executive Officer
> AT&T Intellectual Property, Inc.
>
> Mr. John Frisbie
> President
> U.S.-China Business Council
>
> Tanuja Garde, Esq.
> Executive Counsel for Intellectual Property
> General Counsel for Engineering
> GE Aviation
>
> A. Bob Ghosh, Esq.
> Director and Corporate Counsel
> Intellectual Property Law
> AVAYA
>
> J. Anthony Imler, Ph.D.
> Consultant
> Representing Johnson & Johnson
>
> Perla M. Kuhn, Esq.
> Partner
> Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
> Representing Accessory Net Group, LLC
>
> Jeffrey P. Kushan, Esq.
> Sidley Austin
> Representing Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)
>
> Brian S. Roman, Esq.
> Senior Vice President
> and Chief Compliance Officer
> Mylan Inc.
>
> Mr. Thomas J. Thomson
> Executive Director
> Coalition for Intellectual Property Rights
>
> Neil I. Turkewitz, Esq.
> Executive Vice President, International
> Recording Industry Association of America (RIIA)
>
> Industry Trade Advisory Committee On Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Health
> Science Products and Services
> ITAC 3, Total Members = 27
>
> Mr. Luis H. Arguello, Jr.
> Vice President
> DemeTech Corporation
>
> Robert E. Branand, Esq.
> Consultant
> Robert Branand International
> Representing SOCMA (Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates)
>
> Shawn M. Brown, Esq.
> Vice President, State Affairs
> Generic Pharmaceutical Association
>
> Mr. P. Claude Burcky
> Divisional Vice President, Global Government Affairs and Policy
> Abbott Laboratories, Inc.
>
> Mr. V. M. (Jim) DeLisi
> President
> Fanwood Chemical, Inc.
>
> Mr. Donald E. Ellison
> President
> Government Relations, LLC
> Representing Innegrity LLC
>
> Mr. Zoran I. Franicevich
> Manager, Global Trade Programs
> The Clorox Company
>
> Geoffrey Gamble, Esq.
> Chief International Counsel and Director, International Government Affairs
> E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Company
>
> Mr. Edward L. Gibbs
> President
> North Coast Medical Equipment, Inc.
>
> Mr. Vijay Goradia
> Chairman
> Vinmar International, Ltd.
>
> Trevor J. Gunn, Ph.D.
> Senior Director, International Relations
> Medtronic, Inc.
>
> Jonathan Herzog, Esq.
> Counsel, Trade-International
> St. Jude Medical, Inc.
>
> Mr. Ralph F. Ives
> Executive Vice President,
> Global Strategy and Analysis
> AdvaMed: Advanced Medical Technology Association
>
> Mr. Maurice J. Kerins
> President
> Airmed Biotech, Inc.
>
> Mr. Craig S. Kramer
> Vice President, International
> Government Affairs
> Johnson & Johnson
>
> Mr. Adrian Krygsman
> Director, Product Registration
> Troy Corporation
>
> Mr. A. E. (Ted) May, III
> Vice President and General Manager
> Andersen Products, Inc.
>
> Matthew T. McGrath, Esq.
> Partner
> Barnes, Richardson and Colburn
> Representing Intermune, Inc.
>
> Douglas T. Nelson, Esq.
> Executive Vice President, General Counsel,
> and Secretary
> CropLife America
>
> Tracey J. Norberg, Esq.
> Senior Vice President and Corporate Counsel
> Rubber Manufacturers Association
>
> Ms. Lisa A. Phillip
> President
> Hybas International, LLC
>
> George L. Rolofson, Ph.D.
> Consultant in Agricultural Science and Environmental, Regulatory, and Trade
> Policy
> Rolofson Consulting
> Representing Gowan Company
>
> Mr. Richard I. Sedlak
> Senior Vice President, Technical
> and Industrial Affairs
> The American Cleaning Institute
>
> Mr. Albert C. (Cal) Sutphin
> President
> Braden Sutphin Ink Company
>
> Jay T. Taylor, Esq.
> Vice President, International Affairs
> Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)
>
> Harry L. Vroomen, Ph.D.
> Vice President, Economic Services
> The Fertilizer Institute
>
> Mr. Thomas G. Zieser
> President and Chief Executive Officer
> JACE Systems
>
> Industry Trade Advisory Committee On Information and Communications
> Technologies, Services, and Electronic Commerce
> ITAC 8 Total Members = 17
>
> Chairman
> Jacquelynn Ruff, Esq.
> Vice President, International Public Policy
> and Regulatory Affairs
> Verizon Communications Inc.
>
> Primary Vice-Chairman
> Mr. Greg S. Slater
> Director, Global Trade and Competition Policy
> Intel Corporation
>
> Secondary Vice-Chairman
> Mr. John F. Neuffer
> Vice President, Global Policy
> Information Technology Industry Council
>
> Mr. Arun K. Bhumitra
> Chief Executive Officer
> Arjay Telecommunications
>
> Mr. Edward A. Bond
> Manager, Government Programs
> IBM
>
> Daniel W. Caprio, Jr.
> Managing Director
> McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP
> Representing European-American Business Council
>
> Mr. C. Gregory Farmer
> Vice President, Government Affairs
> Qualcomm, Inc.
>
> Mr. Jeffrey M. Ferry
> President
> Palomar Associates
> Representing Vello Systems
>
> Mark E. Foster, Esq.
> Law Offices of Mark E. Foster
> Representing NeoVista, Inc.
>
> Mr. Jake E. Jennings
> Executive Director, International External
> and Regulatory Affairs
> AT&T
>
> Mr. Todd R. Loewenstein
> Chief Executive Officer
> ArcoStream LLC
>
> Mr. Joseph P. Lui
> International Director of Agent Operations
> Information Builders, Inc.
>
> Ms. Wendy E. Owens
> President and Chief Executive Officer
> AbleMedia LLC
>
> Mr. Kenneth Rogers
> Executive Director
> Automation Alley
>
> Ms. Jennifer H. Sanford
> Senior Manager, International Trade
> and Energy Policy
> Cisco Systems, Inc.
>
> Mr. Michael J. Smith
> Chief Executive Officer and Principal
> MSPA: Mike Smith Public Affairs
> Representing Northern Virginia Technology Council
>
> Mr. Brian C. Toohey
> President
> Semiconductor Industry Association
>
> Industry Trade Advisory Committee On Services and Finance Industries
> ITAC 10, Total Members = 27
>
> Chairman
> Ms. Elizabeth R. Benson
> President
> Energy Associates
>
> Mr. Anthony S. Bartolomeo
> President and Chief Executive Officer
> Pennoni Associates Inc.
>
> Mr. Fredric S. Berger, P.E.
> Chairman
> The Louis Berger Group, Inc.
>
> Ms. Jennifer B. Boger
> Trade Manager, Global Government Affairs
> Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.
>
> Mr. Stuart J. Brahs
> President
> Stuart J. Brahs Consulting
> Representing American Council of Life Insurers
>
> Timothy C. Brightbill, Esq.
> Partner, Wiley Rein LLP
> Representing American Bar Association
>
> Stephen J. Canner, Ph.D.
> Senior Advisor
> United States Council for International Business
>
> Peter D. Ehrenhaft, Esq.
> Senior Counsel
> Peter D. Ehrenhaft Consulting
> Representing Harkins Cunningham, LLP
>
> Mr. Alan H. Fleischmann
> Principal
> Albright Stonebridge Group Mr. Gregory M. Frazier
> Executive Vice President, Chief Policy Officer
> Motion Picture Association of America, Inc.
>
> Mr. Andrew F. Gelfuso
> Executive Director
> Office for Trade Promotion
> Trade Center Management Associates
>
> Mr. William H. Hanson
> Vice President
> Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company
>
> Mr. Charles P. Heeter Jr.
> Managing Principal, Global Public Policy
> Deloitte LLP
>
> Ms. Janice B. Howroyd
> Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
> The Act·1 Group
>
> Mr. William A. Jordan
> Senior Director, Government Affairs and Communications
> The McGraw-Hill Companies
>
> Mr. Leonard N. Karp
> President and Chief Executive Officer
> Philadelphia International Medicine
>
> Coletta I. Kemper, ARM
> Vice President, Industry Affairs
> Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers
>
> Scott A. Kenney, Esq.
> Senior Counsel
> Towers Watson & Company
>
> Mr. Gary W. Kushnier
> Vice President, International Policy
> American National Standards Institute
>
> Mr. Patrick J. Natale, P.E.
> Executive Director
> American Society of Civil Engineers
>
> Jean M. Prewitt, Esq.
> President and Chief Executive Officer
> Independent Film & Television Alliance
>
> Charles D. Schmerler, Esq.
> Partner
> Fulbright & Jaworski LLP
>
> Mr. Ivan J. Sotomayor
> Managing Partner
> Sotomayor & Associates, LLP
>
> Joseph L. Ternullo, Esq.
> Director, International Corporate Relations
> and Associate Director, Center for Connected Health
> Partners HealthCare System, Inc.
>
> Mark V. Vlasic, Esq.
> Ward & Ward PLLC
> Representing Savi Technology
>
> Mr. David B. Wheeler
> President
> Embark LLC
>
> Christian (Chris) E. Wolfe, Esq.
> Partner, Business Planning and Taxation
> Haynes and Boone, L.L.P.
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