The IIC and IIC Members must comply with antitrust laws around the globe.

  • Agreements that unreasonably limit competition (e.g., fix prices, allocate territories, assign customers, boycott suppliers or customers, "tie-in" unwanted products or limit output) may violate these laws.
  • If you suspect that such violations have occurred or may be occurring, immediately notify IIC staff.
  • Members are encouraged to instruct their representatives on proper antitrust behavior.

Confidentiality and Copyrights

  • All disclosures to the IIC or during IIC events are not confidential. No one is prohibited from sharing what they learn during IIC events (within or outside their organization) unless a specific written agreement exists stating otherwise.
  • Unless otherwise noted, all contributions and submissions to the IIC or during IIC events may be copied, modified, distributed and sold by the IIC and its sublicensees.
  • Under the Membership Application, a Member agrees to abide by the IIC's intellectual property policies (Section 4.0 of the IIC Policies and Procedures) and under a signed Non-Member Contribution and License Agreement, a Guest agrees that all contributions and submissions to the IIC are both non-confidential and subject to a broad copyright license (unless otherwise noted).
  • The IIC will not release tangible contributions from Members or Guests without Steering Committee approval.

Export Administration Regulations (EAR)

Please be advised that information transmitted to other members, attendees, or interested parties during the course of this and all IIC meetings may constitute "technology" as defined in the United States Export Administration Regulations (EAR). To the extent that such technology is transmitted out of the United States, or in the United States to foreign persons, such transmission would be deemed an export, which may require a license from the United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). The BIS also maintains a list of denied persons, to whom the transmission of technology would require a license, and for which there may be a presumption of license denial.

Individual members will be responsible for determining whether the information that they intend to, or actually do transmit to other members, attendees, or interested parties constitutes technology under the EAR, and whether such transmission will be deemed an export. If so, individual members will be responsible for determining whether such export requires a license from the BIS, for obtaining a license if one is required, and for generally ensuring that the member is in compliance with all of the provisions of the EAR. The EAR does provide, in US 15 CFR § 734.3(b), that certain technology is not subject to the EAR, including, but not limited to, information that is published, that arises during or from fundamental research, or that appears in patents, but such exceptions to the general scope of the EAR are limited, and should be carefully reviewed by individual members for applicability. 

NOTE: Attendees of IIC events will be required to sign a statement onsite acknowledging that the individual has read and agrees to be bound by the above disclosures and requirements.

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