IPR Details
Certicom Corp.'s Statement about IPR related to draft-hoffman-dnssec-ecdsa

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

Submitted: October 19, 2010

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

Holder legal name
Certicom Corp.

'II'. Patent Holder's Contact for License Application

Holder contact name
Karl Burger
Holder contact email
Holder contact info

T: 1-905-501-3837

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

draft-hoffman-dnssec-ecdsa ("Elliptic Curve DSA for DNSSEC")

'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)

and by corresponding patent families in other jurisdictions, respectively.
Date: 2004-03-09; 2007-05-08

B. Does this disclosure relate to an unpublished pending patent application?:

Has patent pending

'V'. 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

If the Standard is adopted, Patent Holder will not assert the Patents against any party for making, using, 
selling, importing or offering for sale a product that implements the Standard, provided, however that 
Patent Holder retains the right to assert the Patents (including the right to claim past royalties) against 
any party that asserts a patent it owns or controls (either directly or indirectly) against Patent Holder or 
any of Patent Holder's Affiliates or successors in title or against any products of Patent Holder or any 
products of any of Patent Holder's Affiliates either alone or in combination with other products; and 
Patent Holder retains the right to assert the Patents against any product or portion thereof that is not 
necessary for compliance with the Standard. 
“Affiliate” of Certicom Corp. means any legal entity that is for the time being directly or indirectly in 
control of or controlled by Certicom Corp.  Control in this context, exists where one entity owns more 
than fifty percent (50%) of the voting stock or equity in another entity, or regardless of stock or equity 
ownership, is otherwise able to direct its affairs or to appoint a majority of the members of the board of 
directors or an equivalent body to determine the course of action of the entity by virtue of its voting or 
other rights. Such entities shall only be deemed to be Affiliates, hereunder for as long as such control 
Royalty‐bearing licenses will be available to anyone who prefers that option. 

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.

'VI'. Contact Information of Submitter of this Form

Submitter name
David Lewis
Submitter email

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