Tech Transfer Central

Technology Transfer after Export Control Reforms

Published by Tech Transfer Central
Format: Compact Disc
Originally presented: November 05, 2013

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One of the most challenging elements of export control reform (ECR) for industry, universities and the research community will be dealing with the transition of controls over technology and technical data. Here are just a few of the critical questions for compliance raised by the new rules:

  • How will technical data and technology now tied to articles on the U.S. Munitions List (USML) be regulated after those articles are transferred to the Commerce Control List (CCL)?
  • What controls and restrictions have to be applied to technical data that was under the USML but now is under the CCL?
  • What happens when there is mixture of USML and CCL technology involved?
  • How will Technical Assistance Agreements (TAA) and Manufacturing Licensing Agreements (MLAs) need to be amended?
  • When will USML controls lapse and what new controls will be applied to technology transferred to the new 600 series on the CCL?

This timely audio-conference briefing will address these and many more questions about future export controls on technology. Our speakers are experts on the new rules and will provide the details you must know on how the Departments of Commerce and State intend to regulate this vital area. Join us on Tuesday, November 5th for this critically important compliance briefing.

Sign up for this timely 90-minute audio-conference briefing and learn:

  • Review of Changing CCL and USML Regulations on Technology Transfer
  • New Key Terms and Rules
  • How New Regulations Will Apply to Deemed Exports
  • What License Exceptions Can Be Used for Technology Transfer after ECR
  • Jurisdiction and Classification of 600-Series Technology
  • Expected New Compliance Issues for Technology Transfer
  • Essentials of a Technology Control Plan
  • Key Distinctions Between ITAR and EAR Controls on Technology Transfers
  • How Technology Controls Differ from Hardware Controls under New Rules
  • Limitations on the Use of License Exception STA for Certain Technology
  • Identifying ITAR-Controlled “Defense Services” when Working with EAR Technology
  • New License Exception for University Employees
  • Practical Tips and Tools for Corporate and University Compliance Programs
  • And much, much more…

Meet your featured speakers:

Thomas DeFee, Branch Head – Munitions Licensing, Munitions Control Division, Bureau of Industry and Security, Department of Commerce. Tom DeFee joined Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) Munitions Control Division in March 2012, and currently serves as a Branch Head for Munitions Licensing. Tom’s career highlights include a variety of engineering, acquisition, and project management activities in support of technology advancement across all operational domains for government customers at the departments of Defense, Energy and Homeland Security, and other government agencies. Tom’s industry experience includes four years of practice as an engineer in the semiconductor equipment manufacturing industry for a major global supplier. Mr. DeFee earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin where his academic concentrations included nuclear engineering and materials science.

Steven Brotherton, Partner, Export Controls Practice Group, Fragomen Worldwide. Mr. Brotherton manages the firm’s Export Controls Practice Group and counsels clients on U.S. export control laws and regulations, including compliance with the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), and sanctions regulations administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). Over his career, Mr. Brotherton has handled unique technology transfer issues that arise under export control laws, including identifying controlled technology in complex transactions, addressing releases of technology to foreign persons, and dealing with related issues such as employment discrimination. He is a member of the Department of Commerce’s Regulations and Procedures Technical Advisory Committee (RPTAC). He is also the Co-Chair of TechAmerica’s Export Control Reform Subcommittee.

About the co-sponsors

The Export Practitioner ~ This monthly magazine is the only publication devoted exclusively to the export licensing requirements and enforcement policies of the Departments of Commerce, State and Treasury. It provides exclusive in-depth news and analysis aimed at helping exporters speed their products to customers abroad while avoiding costly legal troubles. For more information, visit

Washington Tariff & Trade Letter ~ This award-winning weekly newsletter provides exclusive, behind-the-scenes news and analysis of Washington’s trade policies and legislation, export controls, trade sanctions, and enforcement of antidumping and countervailing duty laws. To learn more, go to

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