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IPR Details
NetApp's Statement about IPR related to draft-ietf-nfsv4-federated-fs-protocol

Submitted: October 18, 2011 under the rules in RFC 3979 as updated by RFC 4879.

Note: Updates to IPR disclosures must only be made by authorized representatives of the original submitters. Updates will automatically be forwarded to the current Patent Holder's Contact and to the Submitter of the original IPR disclosure.

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

Holder legal name NetApp

II. Patent Holder's Contact for License Application

Holder contact name David Dale
Holder contact email
Holder contact info

Director, Industry Standards
Office of the CTO
1601 Trapelo Road
Waltham, MA 02451
T: 01-617-417-7861
F: 01-408-822-3902

III. Contact Information for the IETF Participant Whose Personal Belief Triggered this Disclosure

Name Dr. Daniel J. Ellard
Other info

Senior Scientist
Network Research, Raytheon BBN Technologies
10 Moulton Street, MS 6/5C
Cambridge, MA 02138
T: 01-617-873-8004
F: 01-617-873-6091

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

draft-ietf-nfsv4-federated-fs-protocol ("Namespace Database (NSDB) Protocol for Federated File Systems")
No revisions for this Internet-Draft were specified in this disclosure. The Internet-Draft's revision was 11 at the time this disclosure was posted. Contact the discloser or patent holder if there are questions about which revisions this disclosure pertains to.
Sections 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 2.10, 3.2, and 5.2

V. Disclosure of Patent Information
i.e., patents or patent applications required to be disclosed by RFC 3979 as updated by RFC 4879

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: April 26, 2011
Country: USA

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B. Does this disclosure relate to an unpublished pending patent application?:

Has patent pending No

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):

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

Subject to reciprocal licensing terms.

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

Submitter name David Dale
Submitter email

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