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

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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
Other 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:
Internet-Draft: "Namespace Database (NSDB) Protocol for Federated File Systems"
Sections: 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 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: 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B. Does this disclosure relate to an unpublished pending patent application?: no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):
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
Name:David Dale