Intellectual Property Rights in IETF Technology
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Network Working Group                                     Scott Bradner
Internet-Draft                                       Harvard University
Intended status: BCP
Obsoletes: 3979, 4879                                   Jorge Contreras
Updates: 2026                                        University of Utah
Expires: August 7, 2017                                   March 8, 2017

            Intellectual Property Rights in IETF Technology
                    draft-bradner-rfc3979bis-13.txt

Abstract

   The IETF policies about Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), such as
   patent rights, relative to technologies developed in the IETF are
   designed to ensure that IETF working groups and participants have as
   much information as possible about any IPR constraints on a technical
   proposal as early as possible in the development process. The
   policies are intended to benefit the Internet community and the
   public at large, while respecting the legitimate rights of IPR
   holders.  This document sets out the IETF policies concerning IPR
   related to technology worked on within the IETF.  It also describes
   the objectives that the policies are designed to meet.  This document
   updates RFC 2026 and, with RFC 5378, replaces Section 10 of RFC 2026.
   This document also obsoletes RFC 3979 and RFC 4879.

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Bradner & Contreras                                             [Page 1]
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Table of Contents
1. Definitions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
   2. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
   3. Participation in the IETF  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
   3.1. General Policy   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
   3.2. Rights and Permissions in Contributions. . . . . . . . . . . . .
   3.3.  Obligations on Participants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
   4.  Actions for Documents for which IPR Disclosure(s)
       Have Been Received  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
   5. IPR Disclosures  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
   5.1. Who Must Make an IPR Disclosure? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
   5.1.1.  A Contributor's IPR in his or her Contribution  . . . . . . .
   5.1.2. An IETF Participant's IPR in Contributions by Others   . . . .
   5.1.3. IPR of Others  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
   5.2. The Timing of Providing Disclosure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
   5.2.1. Timing of Disclosure Under Section 5.1.1 . . . . . . . . . . .
   5.2.2. Timing of Disclosure Under Section 5.1.2 . . . . . . . . . . .
   5.3. How Must an IPR Disclosure be Made?  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
   5.4. What Must be in an IPR Disclosure? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
   5.4.2. Updating IPR Disclosures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
   5.4.3. Blanket IPR Statements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
   5.5. Licensing Information in an IPR Disclosure . . . . . . . . . . .
   5.6. Level of Control over IPR requiring Disclosure . . . . . . . . .
   5.7. Disclosures for Oral Contributions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
   5.8.  General Disclosures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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