RSA's unofficial statement pertaining to PKIX
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Submitted Date: August 1, 1998
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The following was reported by a member of the Public-Key Infrastructure (X.509) Working Group. Note that no official notification as been received by the IETF Secretariat RSA Data Security, Inc. has provided the following statement with regard to this patent: It is our understanding that the proposed PKIX Certificate Profile (PKIX-1) standard currently under review contemplates the use of U.S Patent 4,405,829 entitled "Cryptographic Communication System and Method" (the "RSA patent") which patent is controlled by RSA. It is RSA's business practice to make licenses to its patents available on reasonable and nondiscriminatory terms. Accordingly, if the foregoing identified IETF standard is adopted, RSA is willing, upon request, to grant non-exclusive licenses to such patent on reasonable and non-discriminatory terms and conditions to those who respect RSA's intellectual property rights and subject to RSA's then current royalty rate for the patent licensed. The royalty rate for the RSA patent is presently set at 2% of the licensee's selling price for each product covered by the patent. Any requests for license information may be directed to: Director of Licensing RSA Data Security, Inc. 100 Marine Parkway, Suite 500 Redwood City, CA 94065 A license under RSA's patent(s) does not include any rights to know-how or other technical information or license under other intellectual property rights. Such license does not extend to any activities which constitute infringement or inducement thereto. A licensee shall make his own determination as to whether a license is necessary under patents of others.