IPR Details
Todd Glassey's Statement about IPR related to Informational Publication

Submitted: January 24, 2012 under the rules in RFC 3979 as updated by RFC 4879

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

Holder legal name Todd Glassey

II. Patent Holder's Contact for Licence Application

Holder contact name Certichron
Holder contact email legal@certichron.com
Holder contact info

50 W, San Fernando St
Fl 18
T: 408-890-7321

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

Name Danny Mayer
Email mayer@ntp.org
Other info

T: 650-423-1300

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

Designations for Other Contributions
Informational Publication

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)

Filing 61569236, USPTO
Date: 12-10-2011
Country: US

Notes: System is an extension of the existing NTPv3 token control service with extensive reworkings of the timing control loops services to provide a more modular servo and one which can also be run inside GPU type environment. Additionally a new architecture for the authentication schema has been implemented which uses a token transfer practice implemented through an OOB communications channel from the Time Transfer process.

B. Does this disclosure relate to an unpublished pending patent application?:

Has patent pending Yes

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):

Possible licensing choices a), b), and c) when Licensing Declaration to be Provided Later:
  • a) No License Required for Implementers
  • b) Royalty-Free, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory License to All Implementers
  • c) Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory License to All Implementers with Possible Royalty/Fee
Licensing Licensing Declaration to be Provided Later (implies a willingness to commit to the provisions of a), b), or c) above)
Licensing information, comments, notes, or URL for further information

(No information submitted)

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VII. Contact Information of Submitter of this Form

Submitter name Certichron
Submitter email legal@certichron.com

VIII. Other Notes

Additional notes

Because this new variant of NTP extends the authentication model, several members of the NTPWG asked that this disclosure be made prior to any more disclosure on how the authentication model and the token-passing proxy work. For them and the review of the use of this IP since there is already a patent application on file with PTO we are disclosing this in the interest of transparency.

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