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Apple's Patent Statement pertaining to draft-ietf-ssm-arch-02.txt entitled 'Source Specific Multicast for IP.'

This IPR disclosure was submitted by e-mail.

Sections I, II, and IV of "The Patent Disclosure and Licensing Declaration Template for Legacy" have been completed for this IPR disclosure. Additional information may be available in the original submission.

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http://www.ietf.org/ietf-ftp/IPR/APPLE-SSM.txt.

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Submitted Date: March 10, 2003

I. Patent Holder/Applicant ("Patent Holder")
Legal Name: Apple Computer, Inc.
II. Patent Holder's Contact for License Application
Name: Edward W. Scott, IV
Title: Director of Patents
Department: Senior Patent Counsel, Apple Computer, Inc.
Address1: 1 Infinite Loop, MS 3-PAT
Address2: Cupertino, CA 95014-2084
Telephone: (408) 974-9453
Fax: (408) 974-5436
Email: iplaw@apple.com
III. IETF Document or Other Contribution to Which this IPR Disclosure Relates:
Internet-Draft:"Source-Specific Multicast for IP"
(draft-ietf-ssm-arch-02)

The text of the original IPR declaration:

Received March 10, 2003
From: "Edward W. Scott" 

Apple Computer, Inc. (“Apple”) believes that its U.S. Patent Number 5,517,494 may be necessary
for an implementation of the protocol draft-ietf-ssm-arch-02.txt entitled "Source Specific
Multicast for IP." If this protocol is approved as an IETF Standard, licenses will be available
to any party on reasonable,  nondiscriminatory terms, on condition of reciprocity and defensive
use, for a compliant implementation of the protocol.

Any questions regarding this communication should be directed to:

Director of Patents
Apple Computer, Inc.
1 Infinite Loop, MS 3-PAT
Cupertino, CA  95014-2084
Voice: (408) 974-9453
Fax:  (408) 974-5436
E-mail:  iplaw@apple.com

Sincerely,




Edward W. Scott, IV
Senior Patent Counsel