"Third-class companies make products; second-class companies develop technology; first-class companies set standards."

-- Modern Chinese Proverb


Standards Strategies, LLC is an Information and Communications Technology Engineering firm helping companies of all sizes navigate the field of national and international standardization. Founded by Don Wright, former Director of Worldwide Standards for Lexmark International, Standards Strategies provides:

  • Facilitation, leadership and assistance in developing and executing corporate strategies for national, regional and international standardization;

  • Representation at various standards governance activities including executive, plenary and similar governance meetings;

  • Experienced leadership of standards working groups, task groups and other similar committees;

  • Education about standards development processes, methods and organizations; and

  • Expert witness advice and testimony on standardization processes including standards developing organizations and their patent policies.

Isn't it time for you to nose out your competition for the win?  Contact Mr. Wright at don@standards-strategies.com for more information about how we can help you take control of the standards that drive your business.

About Don Wright

Don Wright has over 40 years of engineering and management experience in the information and communication technology industry at IBM and Lexmark. With 25 years of experience developing technology standards and leading standards developing organizations, Mr. Wright is recognized worldwide for his experience, leadership and insight into using standards for a competitive advantage.

Mr. Wright has led the development of a number of technical standards in the IEEE, the IETF and the Printer Working Group.

In addition, Mr. Wright has served in a number of leadership roles in multiple standards bodies, including:

  • President of the IEEE Standards Association
  • Chairman of the INCITS Executive Board and US Head of Delegation to JTC 1;
  • Member of the Board of Directors of IEEE;
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of the IEEE-ISTO;
  • Member of the Board of Governors and Treasurer of the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA);
  • IEEE-SA Vice President for Products and Services Innovation;
  • Chairman of the IEEE Standards Association Standards Board (SASB);
  • Member of the Board of Directors of ANSI and a member of many of its policy committees; and
  • Chairman of the Printer Working Group.

Mr. Wright is well known, especially in IEEE and INCITS, for his efficiency and effectiveness. Starting in 2005, Mr. Wright led the IEEE SASB Patent Committee in re-writing the IEEE SA Patent Policy. Taking over two years to develop, that policy became a model for many ANSI accredited standards developers allowing ex ante disclosure of licensing terms and rates.  Starting in 2013, Mr. Wright was a key contributor and editor for a revision to the IEEE Patent Policy that was one of the first to provide clarity to the meaning of "reasonable and non-discriminatory" licensing commitments.

In 2017-2018, Mr. Wright served the President of the IEEE Standards Association and a member of the Board of Directors of the IEEE.  He is currently the IEEE SA Vice President for Products and Services Innovation, the immediate Past President of the SA, and a member of the Board of Governors.