Carter Eltzroth

Managing Director


Carter Eltzroth is at the forefront of legal issues relating to development and implementation of new media and other technologies. He advises on intellectual property, antitrust and other regulatory issues in standards development, licensing frameworks for essential patents, antipiracy measures and dispute resolution. His expertise is drawn from his experience in senior positions within, and representation of, broadcasters, technology providers and standards bodies.

Carter Eltzroth is managing director of, providing legal services to standards development organizations, and to licensors and implementers of standardized technologies. He is also Legal Director of the DVB Project, the Geneva-based standards body setting technical standards for digital broadcasting and related fields. Among other SDOs, he has advised the IEEE and the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel on their IPR policies and on innovative frameworks for licensing standard-essential patents (patent pools). During 2021 Carter Eltzroth served as convenor of holders of patents essential to the next generation video codec VVC as part of a pool fostering initiative organised by the Media Coding Industry Forum (MC-IF). He is an arbitrator with the World Intellectual Property Organization and writes and speaks frequently on legal issues relating to standard-setting and intellectual property.

He is a member of the New York bar and a graduate of Oxford University and Columbia Law School. Carter Eltzroth is Senior Member of IEEE and has served as adjunct Professor of Law at American University, Washington.


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