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NetApp's Statement of IPR Related to draft-ietf-nfsv4-federated-fs-protocol-11

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Submitted Date: October 18, 2011

I. Patent Holder/Applicant ("Patent Holder")
Legal Name: NetApp
II. Patent Holder's Contact for License Application
Name: David Dale
Title: Director, Industry Standards
Department: Office of the CTO
Address1: 1601 Trapelo Road
Address2: Waltham, MA 02451
Telephone: 01-617-417-7861
Fax: 01-408-822-3902
Email: david.dale@netapp.com
III. Contact Information for the IETF Participant Whose Personal Belief Triggered this Disclosure:
Name: Dr. Daniel J. Ellard
Title: Senior Scientist
Department: Network Research, Raytheon BBN Technologies
Address1: 10 Moulton Street, MS 6/5C
Address2: Cambridge, MA 02138
Telephone: 01-617-873-8004
Fax: 01-617-873-6091
Email: dellard@bbn.com
IV. IETF Document or Other Contribution to Which this IPR Disclosure Relates:
Internet-Draft:"NSDB Protocol for Federated Filesystems"
(draft-ietf-nfsv4-federated-fs-protocol)
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): US 7,933,921
Date(s) granted or applied for: April 26, 2011
Country: USA
Additional Notes:

Title:

Referent-controlled location resolution of resources in a
federated distributed system
Inventors: Ellard, Daniel (Belmont, MA)
Assignee: NetApp, Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA)

Appl. No.: 11/605,674
Filed: November 29, 2006

B. Does this disclosure relate to an unpublished pending patent application?: 0
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:

Internet-Draft: “NSDB Protocol for Federated Filesystems”
(draft-ietf-nfsv4-federated-fs-protocol-11)

Sections 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 2.10, 3.2, and 5.2

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):
Royalty-Free, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory License to All Implementers.
Licensing information, comments, notes, or URL for further information:

Subject to reciprocal licensing terms.

The individual submitting this template represents and warrants that all terms and conditions that must be satisfied for implementers of any covered IETF specification to obtain a license have been disclosed in this IPR disclosure statement.

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: David Dale
Title: Director, Industry Standards
Department: Office of the CTO
Address1: 1601 Trapelo Road
Address2: Waltham, MA 02451
Telephone: 01-617-417-7861
Fax: 01-408-822-3902
Email: david.dale@netapp.com
VIII. Other Notes:
No information submitted