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IPR Details
Apple Inc.'s Statement about IPR related to draft-pantos-http-live-streaming-00

Submitted: May 5, 2009 under the rules in RFC 3979 as updated by RFC 4879.

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 Apple Inc.

II. Patent Holder's Contact for License Application

Holder contact name Richard J. Lutton, Jr.
Holder contact email
Holder contact info

Chief Patent Counsel
One Infinite Loop, MS 40-PAT
Cupertino, CA 95014-2084
T: 408-996-1010

III. Contact Information for the IETF Participant Whose Personal Belief Triggered this Disclosure

Name Roger Pantos
Other info

T: 408-996-1010

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

draft-pantos-http-live-streaming ("HTTP Live Streaming")

V. Disclosure of Patent Information
i.e., patents or patent applications required to be disclosed by RFC 3979 as updated by RFC 4879

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

Patent, Serial, Publication, Registration, or Application/File number(s)

Date: n/a
Country: n/a

B. Does this disclosure relate to an unpublished pending patent application?:

Has patent pending Yes

VI. Licensing Declaration

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):

Licensing See Text Below for Licensing Declaration
Licensing information, comments, notes, or URL for further information

Apple Inc. (“Apple”) has one or more pending unpublished patent applications
that include one or more claims that Apple believes may be essential for
implementing technology set forth in Informational Internet Draft “HTTP Live Streaming” (“Essential Claims”). In the event that these patents issue, Apple
agrees, upon written request from a party, to negotiate with that party a
non-sublicenseable license to the Essential Claims under reasonable and
non-discriminatory terms and conditions, solely to the extent necessary to
implement required portions of the Informational Internet Draft, provided that
the party grants a reciprocal license to Apple and provided that the license
terminates if the party initiates a claim of patent infringement, directly
or indirectly, against Apple, its subsidiaries, or its affiliates.

Note: The individual submitting this template represents and warrants that he or she is authorized by the Patent Holder to agree to the above-selected licensing declaration.

VII. Contact Information of Submitter of this Form

Submitter name Roger Pantos
Submitter email

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