IPR Details
Ascom's Patent Statement pertaining to draft-ietf-smime-idea-nn.txt

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Submitted: March 9, 2000 under the rules in RFC 2026

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

Holder legal name Ascom Ltd.

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

Internet-Draft: draft-ietf-smime-idea ("Use of the IDEA Encryption Algorithm in CMS")

III. 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

Ascom Ltd. holds the patent to IDEA. In accordance with the intellectual
property rights procedures of the IETF standards process, Ascom offers a
non-exclusive license under reasonable and non-discriminatory terms and

IDEA(TM) is protected by international copyright law and in addition has
been patented in several countries.
Because Ascom wants to make this highly secure algorithm widely available,
the non-commercial use of this algorithm is free.

Any party wishing to request a license should contact:




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IV. Contact Information of Submitter of this Form

Submitter name Stephan Teiwes
Submitter email stephan.teiwes@it-sec.com

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