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Promoting Compliance with Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Disclosure Rules

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (iasa2 WG)
Expired & archived
Authors Russ Housley , Tim Polk , Peter Saint-Andre
Last updated 2019-06-09 (Latest revision 2018-12-06)
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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The disclosure process for intellectual property rights (IPR) in documents produced within the IETF stream is essential to the accurate development of community consensus. However, this process is not always followed by IETF participants. Regardless of the cause or motivation, noncompliance with IPR disclosure rules can delay or even derail completion of IETF specifications. This document describes some strategies for promoting compliance with the IPR disclosure rules. These strategies are primarily intended for use by area directors, working group chairs, and working group secretaries.


Russ Housley
Tim Polk
Peter Saint-Andre

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