The IETF has developed and documented Intellectual Property Rights
(IPR) policies that govern the behavior of all IETF participants with
respect to patents and patent filings about which they might
reasonably be aware.
The IETF takes conformance to these IPR policies very seriously.
However, there has been some ambiguity as to what the appropriate
sanctions are for the violation of these policies, and how and by whom
those sanctions are to be applied.
This document discusses these issues and provides a suite of potential
actions that may be taken within the IETF community.
Working Group Summary
This document is not the product of any IETF WG.
There was no big controversy but there were comments when this was
discussed on the IETF discuss list.
The document was reviewed by Russ Housley for the IESG. Stephen
Farrell is the document shepherd, and he also did a review.
Note to the RFC Editor
In Section 9, please change "Liebe" to "Leiba".