[Ip-health] PITAC proposal originated from industry

Sean Flynn sflynn at wcl.american.edu
Wed Feb 19 12:21:55 PST 2014



The proposal to segregate public interest representatives into a
separate committee was put forward by the corporate Chairs of the ITACs
in 2010. At that time, the Obama Administration was reviewing whether to
expand ITACs to include more non-industry representatives to balance the
views represented. In a rare public meeting of ITAC chairs, the chairs
unanimously opposed a proposal to incorporate non-industry
representatives on ITACs, and suggested instead the segregated model
that Froman adopted yesterday.





Sean M Fiil Flynn

Associate Director

Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (PIJIP) 

American University Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Ave., NW 
Washington, D.C. 20016
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