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IPR WG IPR WG
Internet Draft V. See (editor) Internet Draft V. See (editor)
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Expires: December 5, 2003 June 5, 2003 Expires: December 12, 2003 June 12, 2003
A Template for IETF Patent Disclosures and Licensing Declarations A Template for IETF Patent Disclosures and Licensing Declarations
Status of this Memo Status of this Memo
This document is an Internet-Draft and is in full conformance with This document is an Internet-Draft and is in full conformance with
all provisions of Section 10 of RFC2026 [i]. all provisions of Section 10 of RFC2026 [i].
Internet-Drafts are working documents of the Internet Engineering Internet-Drafts are working documents of the Internet Engineering
Task Force (IETF), its areas, and its working groups. Note that Task Force (IETF), its areas, and its working groups. Note that
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VI. Licensing Declaration VI. Licensing Declaration
The Patent Holder states that, upon approval by the IESG for The Patent Holder states that, upon approval by the IESG for
publication as an RFC of the relevant IETF specification, its publication as an RFC of the relevant IETF specification, its
position with respect to licensing any patent claims contained in the position with respect to licensing any patent claims contained in the
patent(s) or patent application(s) disclosed above that would be patent(s) or patent application(s) disclosed above that would be
necessary to implement the technology required by such IETF necessary to implement the technology required by such IETF
specification ("Patent Claims") is as follows (select one licensing specification ("Patent Claims") is as follows (select one licensing
declaration option only): declaration option only):
___ No License Required for Implementers a) ___ No License Required for Implementers
Check here if this licensing declaration is limited solely Check here if this licensing declaration is limited solely
to standards-track IETF documents ___ to standards-track IETF documents ___
___ Royalty-Free, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory License to All b) ___ Royalty-Free, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory License to
Implementers All Implementers
Check here if this licensing declaration is limited solely Check here if this licensing declaration is limited solely
to standards-track IETF documents ___ to standards-track IETF documents ___
___ Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory License to All Implementers c) ___ Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory License to All
with Possible Royalty/Fee Implementers with Possible Royalty/Fee
Check here if this licensing declaration is limited solely Check here if this licensing declaration is limited solely
to standards-track IETF documents ___ to standards-track IETF documents ___
___ Licensing Declaration to be Provided Later (implies a d) ___ Licensing Declaration to be Provided Later (implies a
willingness to license in some form to all implementers; willingness to license in some form to all implementers;
otherwise, "Unwilling to License to All Implementers" must be otherwise, "Unwilling to License to All Implementers" must
selected) be selected)
___ Unwilling to License to All Implementers e) ___ Unwilling to Commit to the Provisions of a), b), or c)
Above
NOTE: The individual submitting this template represents and warrants NOTE: The individual submitting this template represents and warrants
that he or she is authorized by the Patent Holder to agree to the that he or she is authorized by the Patent Holder to agree to the
above-selected licensing declaration. above-selected licensing declaration.
VII. Contact Information of Submitter of this Form (if different from VII. Contact Information of Submitter of this Form (if different from
IETF Participant in Section III above) IETF Participant in Section III above)
Name: Name:
Title: Title:
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may include a royalty/fee). may include a royalty/fee).
d) Licensing Declaration to be Provided Later (implies a willingness d) Licensing Declaration to be Provided Later (implies a willingness
to license in some form to all implementers): The Patent Holder is to license in some form to all implementers): The Patent Holder is
willing to license its Patent Claims in some form to all implementers willing to license its Patent Claims in some form to all implementers
of the IETF specification, but wants to defer the declaration of its of the IETF specification, but wants to defer the declaration of its
licensing type until a later point in time (or when asked for this licensing type until a later point in time (or when asked for this
information by the IESG). This option may not be selected if the information by the IESG). This option may not be selected if the
Patent Holder is unwilling to license its Patent Claims. Patent Holder is unwilling to license its Patent Claims.
e) Unwilling to License to All Implementers: The Patent Holder e) Unwilling to Commit to the Provisions of a), b), or c) Above: The
refuses to license its Patent Claims to all implementers of the IETF Patent Holder indicates an unwillingness to commit to the provisions
specification, except on an implementer-by-implementer basis, in its of any of options a), b), or c) described above.
sole discretion.
Options a), b) and c) above also allow the Patent Holder to indicate Options a), b) and c) above also allow the Patent Holder to indicate
(with a check) whether its licensing declaration is limited solely to (with a check) whether its licensing declaration is limited solely to
standards-track documents. If left unchecked, the Patent Holder's standards-track documents. If left unchecked, the Patent Holder's
licensing declaration will be deemed to apply to all IETF documents, licensing declaration will be deemed to apply to all IETF documents,
including non-standards-track documents. This standards-track including non-standards-track documents. This standards-track
qualifier is not relevant to licensing declaration options d) and e), qualifier is not relevant to licensing declaration options d) and e),
because under d) the Patent Holder has not yet indicated its specific because under d) the Patent Holder has not yet indicated its specific
licensing intention and under e) the Patent Holder has indicated a licensing intention and under e) the Patent Holder has indicated a
general refusal to license. general refusal to license under the provisions of any of options a),
b) or c) above.
Section VIII in the template, "Other Notes," may be used for any Section VIII in the template, "Other Notes," may be used for any
additional information a discloser or Patent Holder wishes to additional information a discloser or Patent Holder wishes to
provide. For example, a Patent Holder may use the "Other Notes" provide. For example, a Patent Holder may use the "Other Notes"
Section to indicate any other conditions on the licensing declaration Section to indicate any other conditions on the licensing declaration
option selected in Section VI (e.g., reciprocity). option selected in Section VI (e.g., reciprocity).
Security Considerations Security Considerations
This document relates to IETF process, not any particular technology. This document relates to IETF process, not any particular technology.
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