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IPR Details
Brocade Communication Systems' General IPR Statement

The text of the original IPR disclosure is available in the disclosure history.

Submitted: May 10, 2002 under the rules in RFC 2026.

Note: Updates to IPR disclosures must only be made by authorized representatives of the original submitters. Updates will automatically be forwarded to the current Patent Holder's Contact and to the Submitter of the original IPR disclosure.

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

Holder legal name Brocade Communications Systems

II. Patent Holder's Contact for License Application

Holder contact name Ronald Epstein
Holder contact email
Holder contact info

General Counsel
T: 408-392-5225

III. IETF Document or Other Contribution to Which this IPR Disclosure Relates

IV. Statement


The Patent Holder states that its position with respect to licensing any patent claims
contained in the patent(s) or patent application(s) disclosed above that would necessarily
be infringed by implementation of the technology required by the relevant IETF
specification ("Necessary Patent Claims"), for the purpose of implementing such
specification, is as follows(select one licensing declaration option only):

See text box below for licensing declaration.

Licensing information, comments, notes or URL for further information:

This letter sets forth Brocade's patent licensing policy regarding any
IETF Standard, current or future. Brocade is not willing to waive its
rigts in its relevant, essential patent and patent applications
(collectively "IPR"). However, in accordance with RFC 2026, Brocade is
willing to negotiate licenses for its IPR on reasonable and
nondiscriminatory terms and conditions. In particular, Brocade is willing
to negotiate nonexclusive, worldwide licenses under its IPR to allow the
manufacture, use, sale, offer for sale and importation of the portions of
any product that implement and are compliant with all relevant portions of
the standard; provided that these licenses may not extend to any part of
function of a product that is not required to implement or comply with the

Brocade's license grant may be conditioned upon the licensee's grant of a
reciprocal license under the licensee's IPR and IPR owned by parties with
which licensee is affiliated. In assessing what terms are reasonable,
Brocade may refer to the royalty rates that a potential licensee has set
for its own IPR and IPR of parties with which it may be affiliated.
Brocade also reserves the right to grant licenses to its IPR as part of a
cross-license with any other party.

Brocade has not performed a search of its patent portfolio for the purpose
of determining whether Brocade has any IPR to any existing or pending IETF
standard. With this letter, Brocade submits there is no futher obligation
to search its patent portfolio for future standards.

Please contact me at 408-392-5225 concening any licensing matters.

V. Contact Information of Submitter of this Form

Submitter name
Submitter email

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