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Nortel Networks Statement on Patent Licensing

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.

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http://www.ietf.org/ietf-ftp/IPR/NORTEL-GENERAL.

Update this IPR disclosure. Note: Updates to IPR disclosures must only be made by authorized representatives of the original submitters. Updates will automatically be forwarded to the current Patent Holder's Contact and to the Submitter of the original IPR disclosure.

Submitted Date: May 12, 2000

I. Patent Holder/Applicant ("Patent Holder")
Legal Name: Nortel Networks Limited
II. Patent Holder's Contact for License Application
Name: Kevin L. Smith
Title: Senior Patent Counsel
Department: Nortel Networks Limited - Standards
Address1: 2221 Lakeside Blvd, M/S 991/14/B50
Address2: Richardson, Texas 75082
Telephone:
Fax:
Email: kevinsmi@nortelnetworks.com
III. IETF Document or Other Contribution to Which this IPR Disclosure Relates:
Designations for Other Contributions:Patent Licensing

The text of the original IPR declaration:

Received May 12, 2000
From: Roy Mills 
Update Received from "Kevin-LAW Smith"
=====

This letter affirms Nortel Networks Limited (Nortel Networks) position with
respect to patents that are necessary to IETF standards or specifications.
Individuals employed by Nortel Networks are involved in various working
groups of the IETF.  As a backdrop to any and all such activities, and in
accordance with RFC 2026, Nortel Networks provides the following general
statement:

Nortel Networks may seek patent rights on technology described in a document
which Nortel Networks contributes for use in IETF standards discussions or
standards track specifications.  If such patented technology is essential
for the implementation, use, and distribution, of an IETF standard, Nortel
Networks is willing to make available nonexclusive licenses on fair,
reasonable, and non-discriminatory terms and conditions, to such patent
rights it owns, solely to the extent such technology is essential to comply
with such IETF standard.

Also, to the extent that an essential patent(s) is subsequently identified,
Nortel Networks is willing to make available a nonexclusive license under
such patents, on fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory terms and
conditions.  Similarly, when and if patent applications are subsequently
issued, and determined essential to the practice of an IETF standard, Nortel
Networks is willing to make available nonexclusive licenses under such
patents, on fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory terms and conditions.
The terms apply to those patents for which Nortel Networks has the right to
grant licenses.

Parties with questions related to this statement, or inquiries in a license,
should write to:


Kevin L. Smith
Senior Patent Counsel
Nortel Networks Limited - Standards
2221 Lakeside Blvd
M/S 991/14/B50
Richardson, Texas 75082
email:   kevinsmi@nortelnetworks.com 

or to:

Stuart Wilkinson
Vice President, IP Licensing & Transactions
8200 Dixie Road, Suite 100
GMS 036/NO/151
Brampton, Ontario L6T 5P6
CANADA
e-mail:    stuartw@nortelnetworks.com