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RSA's unofficial statement pertaining to PKIX

This IPR disclosure was submitted by e-mail.

Sections I, II, and IV of "The Patent Disclosure and Licensing Declaration Template for Legacy" have been completed for this IPR disclosure. Additional information may be available in the original submission.

The text of the original IPR disclosure is available further down, and also here:

Also see RFC1170

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Submitted Date: August 1, 1998

I. Patent Holder/Applicant ("Patent Holder")
Legal Name: RSA Data Security, Inc.
II. Patent Holder's Contact for License Application
Title: Director of Licensing
Address1: 100 Marine Parkway, Suite 500
Address2: Redwood City, CA 94065
III. IETF Document or Other Contribution to Which this IPR Disclosure Relates:
RFC 1170:"Public key standards and licenses"
Designations for Other Contributions:PKIX

The text of the original IPR declaration:

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.