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A Template for IETF Patent Disclosures and Licensing Declarations
RFC 3905

Document type: RFC - Informational (September 2004; Errata)
Document stream: IETF
Last updated: 2013-03-02
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IESG State: RFC 3905 (Informational)
Responsible AD: Harald Alvestrand
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Network Working Group                                        V. See, Ed.
Request for Comments: 3905                                     Microsoft
Category: Informational                                   September 2004

   A Template for IETF Patent Disclosures and Licensing Declarations

Status of this Memo

   This memo provides information for the Internet community.  It does
   not specify an Internet standard of any kind.  Distribution of this
   memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2004).

Abstract

   This document describes a proposal for one form of a template for
   IETF patent disclosures and licensing declarations.  The optional use
   of this template is meant to simplify the process of such disclosures
   and licensing declarations and to assist disclosers in providing the
   necessary information to meet the obligations documented in RFC 3668.

Table of Contents

   1. Introduction...................................................  1
   2. The Patent Disclosure and Licensing Declaration Template.......  2
   3. Commentary on Terms Used in the Template.......................  5
   4. Security Considerations........................................  7
   5. Normative References...........................................  7
   6. Acknowledgments................................................  7
   7  Editor's Address...............................................  8
   8. Authors' Addresses.............................................  8
   9. Full Copyright Statement.......................................  9

1.  Introduction

   RFC 3668 [RFC3668] documents the current IETF policies and
   obligations with respect to disclosure of patents and patent
   applications.  It also documents the information requested in
   licensing declarations for IETF specifications.  In the interest of
   making these patent disclosure and licensing declaration processes
   simpler, this document proposes a patent disclosure and licensing
   declaration template that may be optionally used as one method for
   IETF participants and patent holders to comply with patent disclosure
   requirements and licensing declaration provisions under RFC 3668.

See, Ed.                     Informational                      [Page 1]
RFC 3905     Patent Disclosures and Licensing DeclarationsSeptember 2004

   This proposal also may be optionally used as a model by the IETF
   Secretariat for Web-based disclosure and licensing declaration tools;
   however, the intent of this document is informational and is not
   meant to suggest that this is the only method that could be used by
   IETF participants for disclosure of patents or for licensing
   declarations.  For the latest information on how to submit a patent
   disclosure or licensing declaration, please see
   http://www.ietf.org/ipr-instructions.

   IPR disclosures should be submitted in English, since this is the
   working language of the IETF.  Names of persons and companies should
   be presented in the way they are usually presented in an English-
   speaking context.

2.  The Patent Disclosure and Licensing Declaration Template

   START OF TEMPLATE

   This document is an IETF Patent Disclosure and Licensing Declaration
   Template and is submitted to inform the IETF of a) patent information
   regarding the IETF document or contribution listed in Section IV, and
   b) a Patent Holder's intention with respect to the licensing of its
   necessary patent claims.  No actual license is implied by submission
   of this template.  Please complete and submit a separate template for
   each IETF document or contribution to which the disclosed patent
   information relates.

   I. Patent Holder/Applicant ("Patent Holder")

   Legal Name:

   II. Patent Holder's Contact for License Application

   Name:

   Title:

   Department:

   Address:

   Telephone:

   Fax:

   Email:

See, Ed.                     Informational                      [Page 2]
RFC 3905     Patent Disclosures and Licensing DeclarationsSeptember 2004

   III. Contact Information for the IETF Participant Whose Personal
   Belief Triggered the Disclosure in this Template (Optional)

   Name:

   Title:

   Department:

   Address:

   Telephone:

   Fax:

   Email:

   IV. IETF Document or Contribution to Which Patent Disclosure Relates

   Title:

   RFC Number or I-D Tag:

   Other Designations:

   V. Disclosure of Patent Information (i.e., patents or patent
   applications required to be disclosed by Section 6 of RFC 3668)

   A. For granted patents or published pending patent applications,
   please provide the following information:

   Patent, Serial, Publication, Registration, or Application/File

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