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Last chance to join other NEMA Members for a July 10 webinar on Patent Disclosure during the Standards Development Process

ANSI recently amended its policy to clarify some of the language in its patent disclosure policy. NEMA has used this opportunity to amend its policy as well to clarify the terminology and procedures to be followed. In this 60-minute session, Clark Silcox, the General Council of NEMA, along with Michele Herman, Of Council with Woodcock Washburn Intellectual Property Law, will cover:

  • SDO patent disclosure policies, the rationale behind them, and the obligations they create
  • The practical and legal issues that surface due to a failure to make a required patent disclosure
  • The impact of changes in standards and technology on disclosure and licensing obligations
  • Appropriate discussion at standards development meetings
  • A brief tour of the NEMA and ANSI policies

Find out more information on Emerging Litigation Risks at thisimportant NEMA webinar, July 10 at 2:00 pm EST.

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Rea Magnet Wire Celebrates 75 th Anniversary
Founded in 1933 by Victor Rea, the Rea Magnet Wire Company; a Fort Wayne- headquartered company with two local manufacturing plants, has grown into an international operation with thirteen manufacturing facilities in the United States, Mexico, and China. 30/06/08

New Hampshire State Building Code Review Board Adopts Child Electrical Safety Requirement
The New Hampshire State Building Code Review Board voted to adopt the 2008 National Electrical Code ® (NEC) and approved inclusion of a new child-safety precaution, despite a proposal to remove it from the Code. 30/06/08

New MITA Director in Beijing
Wang Xiaoye (Maggie) will be joining MITA as its Director for China operations on July 1, 2008. 06/30/08

New Board of Directors of NEMA Brasil
NEMA Brasil elected its new Board of Directors for the period June 2008/June 2009. 06/30/08

NEMA’s “Real Safety” Campaign Wins Award from the Business Marketing Association
The Real Safety campaign for tamper-resistant receptacles received Honorable Mention in the Public Relations Campaign category at the 2008 Business Marketing Association ACE Awards, held June 17 in New York City. 06/30/08

Contracts | Personnel | Awards


Eaton Awarded FAA Equipment Contract
Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation has been awarded an equipment contract with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which is projected to exceed $40 million over a 10-year period. 27/06/08

Iraq Signs Pre-Contract with Siemens to Supply Electricity
The Iraqi Minister of Electricity signed a pre-contract with Siemens to supply the country with 3,200 megawatts of electricity and to set up a total of 27 electricity transfer stations. 27/06/08

Mitsubishi Electric Selected to Supply High-Definition LED Scoreboard for Air Canada Centre
Mitsubishi Electric has been chosen by Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE) to supply and install a new 17-screen scoreboard featuring a cutting-edge Diamond Vision™ high-definition display system at the Air Canada Centre, home of the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs and the NBA’s Toronto Raptors. 26/06/08

Sectra to Deliver TETRA Crypto to Swedish National Public Safety Network
Sectra has received a contract from the Swedish Defense Materiel Administration to deliver a crypto solution that protects the voice communications of the police, fire departments, rescue services, customs, Coast Guard, defense forces, and other agencies in Rakel, the Swedish National Public Safety Network. 26/06/08

Cummins and Navistar Announce Extension of Supply Agreement
Cummins Inc., and Navistar International Corporation have extended their engine supply agreement for class 8 on-highway diesel engines through 2013. 25/06/08

Siemens to Supply Coal Gasification Technology for First Time to Australia
Gasification technology developed by Siemens Energy has for the first time been selected for a project in Australia. Australian Energy Company (AEC) Ltd., an independent project development company, has acquired a license for two 500-megawatt coal gasifiers. 24/06/08

AREVA and Kazakhstan Sign Strategic Agreement in Front End of Nuclear Cycle
AREVA CEO Anne Lauvergeon and Kazatomprom President Moukhtar Dzhakishev signed an agreement protocol to strengthen their partnership. 24/06/08

GE Teams with Chrysler to Develop Battery for PHEV
In addition to announcing the development of hybrid locomotive engine and work on a hybrid off-highway heavy-duty truck, General Electric (GE) told Automotive News that it has teamed with Chrysler to work on a "dual-battery" energy storage system for use in a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). 23/06/08

AREVA MOX Services Awarded Multi-Billion Dollar Construction Option for DOE Facility
Shaw AREVA MOX Services, LLC and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) have signed an agreement implementing construction of the Mixed Oxide (MOX) fuel fabrication facility in Aiken, South Carolina. 18/06/08



Agfa-Gevaert appoints Kris Hoornaert as Chief Financial Officer
The Board of Directors of Agfa-Gevaert it has appointed Kris Hoornaert as Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. In this function, Kris Hoornaert replaces Anne Vleminckx. 23/06/08

GE Appoints Six Company Officers
GE has appointed of six new company officers. GE now has 195 officers globally. 20/06/08

Andersson Joins Carestream Health As GM, U.S. & Canada Medical Sales Region
Thomas R. Andersson has joined Carestream Health, Inc., as general manager, U.S. and Canada Medical Sales Region. 16/06/08



Sectra MicroDose Mammography honored with 2008 Medical Design Excellence Award
Sectra has been honored with 2008 Medical Design Excellence Award for Sectra MicroDose Mammography™. 18/06/08

Advance Awards 2008 Beyond Illumination Scholarships
In commemoration of its milestone 60th Anniversary and subsequent contribution of $60,000 to the highly regarded International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) Education Trust in 2005, Advance proudly awarded its fourth annual pair of $5,000 student scholarships to deserving students. 17/06/08

ILSCO Recipient of NAED Industry Award of Merit
ILSCO has received the National Association of Electrical Distributors Industry Award of Merit, which recognizes ILSCO as having been exceptionally active in promoting, supporting, and improving the electrical distribution channel. 16/06/08


North American Business Indexes Remain in the Red in June
NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current North American conditions slipped to 37.5 in June, a decline of 10.5 points from a month ago. 25/06/08

NEMA’s Guidance on Water-Damaged Electrical Equipment
Electrical equipment exposed to water can be extremely hazardous if reenergized without proper reconditioning or replacement. 19/06/08


NEMA Launches ANSI Z535 Safety Standards Website During National Safety Month
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has launched a website dedicated to the ANSI Z535 series of safety standards and guidelines to coincide with the observation of National Safety Month. 18/06/08

NEMA Publishes WC 26-2008/EEMAC 201-2008 Binational Wire and Cable Packaging Standard
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published WC 26-2008/EEMAC 201-2008 Binational Wire and Cable Packaging Standard. 16/06/08


Arizona Public Service DOMS Goes Live with ABB Network Manager DMS
ABB has announced that Arizona Public Service (APS) is now in production with ABB Network Manager DMS as part of APS’ Distribution Operations Management System (DOMS) project. 25/06/08

Groundbreaking for S&C Advanced Technology Center
S&C Electric Company unveiled a striking new addition to the Chicago high-tech scene, the company’s Advanced Technology Center (ATC). 20/06/08

27 Philips Ultrasound Systems Purchased by WellStar
Philips announced that WellStar Health Systems, headquartered in Marietta, Ga., has purchased 26 Philips iU22 and one Philips HD11 XE ultrasound systems for its hospitals and imaging centers. 19/06/08

ABB Launches Expanded Power Transformers Operations at South Boston, VA Facility
ABB completed a major expansion of its small power transformer operations in South Boston, Virginia. 19/06/08

NEMA, EEI announce Premium Efficient Transformers Purchasing Program
Toronto, Ontario, June 17, 2008— The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) and the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) today announced the initiation of a program that will help electric utilities more quickly incorporate energy-efficient electric transformers into their distribution grids. 17/06/08


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