HP actively participates in over 750 standards committees in more than 200 industry standards organizations worldwide. Industry
standards help optimize the value of research and product development across companies, industries and geographies. By fostering
consistency among technologies, industry standards reduce research and development expenses, accelerate time-to-market, and
enable companies to develop products that are compatible with those developed by others.
As part of our participation in industry standards bodies, we license our patents on either a royalty-free basis or on reasonable and
nondiscriminatory (RAND) terms to those who adopt and implement the industry standards.