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Apple Inc.'s Statement about IPR related to draft-cheshire-dnsext-multicastdns-08

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Submitted Date: November 11, 2009

I. Patent Holder/Applicant ("Patent Holder")
Legal Name: Apple Inc.
II. Patent Holder's Contact for License Application
Name: Richard J. Lutton Jr.
Title: Chief Patent Counsel
Address1: 1 Infinite Loop, MS 40-PAT
Address2: Cupertino CA 95014
Telephone: 408-996-1010
III. Contact Information for the IETF Participant Whose Personal Belief Triggered this Disclosure:
Name: Stuart Cheshire
Telephone: 408-996-1010
IV. IETF Document or Other Contribution to Which this IPR Disclosure Relates:
Internet-Draft:"Multicast DNS"
V. Disclosure of Patent Information (i.e., patents or patent applications required to be disclosed by Section 6 of RFC 3979)
A. For granted patents or published pending patent applications, please provide the following information:
Patent, Serial, Publication, Registration, or Application/File number(s): See Additional Notes
Date(s) granted or applied for: See Additional Notes
Country: See Additional Notes
Additional Notes:


AU 2004267661: issued 7/24/2008, Australia
CA 2530720: issued 10/28/2008, Canada
CN 200480019374.2: issued 9/10/2008, China
DE 602004007668.6: issued 7/18/2007, Germany
EP 1656628: issued 7/18/2007, European Patent Convention
FR 1656628: issued 7/18/2007, France
GB 1656628: issued 7/18/2007, United Kingdom
HK 1085030: issued 3/30/2008, Hong Kong
NL 1656628: issued 7/18/2007, Netherlands

Published Patent Applications:

US 20050044355: filed 9/30/2003, USA
US 20030182269: filed 3/19/2002, USA

B. Does this disclosure relate to an unpublished pending patent application?: None
C. If an Internet-Draft or RFC includes multiple parts and it is not reasonably apparent which part of such Internet-Draft or RFC is alleged to be covered by the patent information disclosed in Section V(A) or V(B), it is helpful if the discloser identifies here the sections of the Internet-Draft or RFC that are alleged to be so covered:
No information submitted
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):
See Text Below for Licensing Declaration.
Licensing information, comments, notes, or URL for further information:

Apple Inc. (“Apple”) is the owner of the Subject Patents/Applications listed below relating to the subject matter in the Internet Draft “Multicast DNS” dated September 10, 2009 < draft-cheshire-dnsext-multicastdns-08.txt >. If technology in this document is included in a standard adopted by IETF ("the Standard") and any claims of the Subject Patents are necessary for practicing the Standard, any party will have the right to use any such patent claims (“Subject Claims”) under reasonable, non-discriminatory terms, with reciprocity, to implement and fully comply with the Standard.

The reasonable, non-discriminatory terms are:

If the Standard is adopted by IETF, Apple will not assert the Subject Claims against any party for making, using, selling, importing or offering for sale a product that implements and fully complies with the Standard, provided, however that Apple retains the right to assert the Subject Claims (including the right to claim past royalties) against any party that asserts a patent it owns or controls (either directly or indirectly) against Apple or any of Apple's affiliates or successors in title; and Apple retains the right to assert the Subject Claims against any product or portion thereof that is not necessary for compliance with the Standard.

Royalty-bearing licenses will be available to anyone who prefers that option.

“Subject Patents/Applications” means Patents AU 2004267661, CA 2530720, CN 200480019374.2, DE 602004007668.6, EP 1656628, FR 1656628, GB 1656628, HK 1085030, NL 1656628 and Published Patent Applications US 20030182269 and US 20050044355.

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 (if different from the Contact Information above)
Name: Sanjay S. Gadkari
Title: Patent Counsel
Telephone: 408-996-1010
VIII. Other Notes:
No information submitted