Consumer Technology Association Standards Development Procedures

All participants in CTA's ANSI-accredited standards development activities must follow the rules described in CTA-EP-23, as well as the requirements described in the CTA Legal Guides. Further, anyone who knows of a patent that is required to implement a CTA standard must disclose this patent to the group working on the standard as early in the standards development process as possible. Patent holders are required to provide a statement to CTA indicating that they will license their patents under reasonable and non-discriminatory terms.

CTA-EP-23-Q Technology & Standards Procedures Manual (effective November 2015)
CTA Legal Guides CTA Legal Guides
IP Proffer Patent Holder Form
CTA-EP-24-C Manual for Organization and Style of Standards and Bulletins
Committee Chair Guide Quick Reference Guide for CTA Standards Committee Chairs
Microsoft Word 2010 Official word processing software for CTA standards development