Promoting Compliance with Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Disclosure Rules
RFC 6702

 
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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                           T. Polk
Request for Comments: 6702                                          NIST
Category: Informational                                   P. Saint-Andre
ISSN: 2070-1721                                      Cisco Systems, Inc.
                                                             August 2012

      Promoting Compliance with Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)
                            Disclosure Rules

Abstract

   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.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is
   published for informational purposes.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force
   (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has
   received public review and has been approved for publication by the
   Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Not all documents
   approved by the IESG are a candidate for any level of Internet
   Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,
   and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at
   http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc6702.

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RFC 6702                     IPR Disclosure                  August 2012

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Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................3
      1.1. Terminology ................................................4
   2. Background ......................................................4
   3. Strategies for Working Group Documents ..........................5
      3.1. Presenting an Internet-Draft at an IETF Meeting ............5
      3.2. Requesting WG Adoption .....................................6
      3.3. Requesting WG Last Call ....................................6
      3.4. AD Review ..................................................7
      3.5. IETF Last Call .............................................7
   4. Strategies for Individual Submissions ...........................8
      4.1. Presenting an Internet-Draft at an IETF Meeting ............8
      4.2. AD Review ..................................................8
      4.3. IETF Last Call .............................................9
   5. A Note about Preliminary Disclosures ............................9
   6. Conclusions .....................................................9
   7. Security Considerations .........................................9
   8. References .....................................................10
      8.1. Normative References ......................................10
      8.2. Informative References ....................................10
   Appendix A. Sample Messages .......................................11
     A.1. General WG Reminder ........................................11
     A.2. Reminder to Meeting Presenter ..............................12
     A.3. Reminder before WG Adoption of an Individual
          Internet-Draft .............................................13
     A.4. Reminder before Working Group Last Call ....................14
     A.5. Reminder to Authors and Listed Contributors of a
          Working Group Document before IETF Last Call ...............15
     A.6. Reminder to Author of an Individual Submission before
          IETF Last Call .............................................15
   Appendix B. Acknowledgements ......................................16

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