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Submitted Date: January 29, 2010

I. Possible Patent Holder/Applicant ("Patent Holder")
Legal Name: The University of California
II. Contact Information for the IETF Participant Whose Personal Belief Triggered this Disclosure:
Name: Simon Josefsson
Title:
Department:
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Telephone: +46-708-458602
Fax:
Email: simon@josefsson.org
III. IETF Document or Other Contribution to Which this IPR Disclosure Relates:
RFC 3447:"Public-Key Cryptography Standards (PKCS) #1: RSA Cryptography Specifications Version 2.1"
IV. 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): Unknown
Date(s) granted or applied for: Unknown
Country: Unknown
Additional Notes:

There is an appendix D in RFC 3447 itself which says:

Appendix D. Intellectual Property Considerations

The RSA public-key cryptosystem is described in U.S. Patent
4,405,829, which expired on September 20, 2000. RSA Security Inc.
makes no other patent claims on the constructions described in this
document, although specific underlying techniques may be covered.

Multi-prime RSA is described in U.S. Patent 5,848,159.

The University of California has indicated that it has a patent
pending on the PSS signature scheme [5]. It has also provided a
letter to the IEEE P1363 working group stating that if the PSS
signature scheme is included in an IEEE standard, "the University of
California will, when that standard is adopted, FREELY license any
conforming implementation of PSS as a technique for achieving a
digital signature with appendix" [23]. The PSS signature scheme is
specified in the IEEE P1363a draft [27], which was in ballot
resolution when this document was published.

License to copy this document is granted provided that it is
identified as "RSA Security Inc. Public-Key Cryptography Standards
(PKCS)" in all material mentioning or referencing this document.

RSA Security Inc. makes no other representations regarding
intellectual property claims by other parties. Such determination is
the responsibility of the user.

B. Does this disclosure relate to an unpublished pending patent application?: None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:
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