Skip to main content

IPR Details
Avaya Inc. 's Statement about IPR related to draft-ietf-ipfix-a9n-03

Submitted: March 15, 2012 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 Avaya Inc.

II. Patent Holder's Contact for License Application

Holder contact name Russ Binns
Holder contact email
Holder contact info

Sr. Director and IP Litigation Counsel
Intellectual Property Law & Management
211 Mount Airy Road 3C722
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920-2311 US
T: (908)953-7327
F: (908)953-5106

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

Name Dan Romascanu
Other info

Director, External Standards
Applications and Emerging Technologies
Park Atidim, Building #3
Tel Aviv, Israel, 61581
T: +972-3-6458414
F: +972-3-6487146

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

draft-ietf-ipfix-a9n ("Flow Aggregation for the IP Flow Information Export (IPFIX) Protocol")

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)

6,405,251 / 6,751,663
Date: Granted 06/11/2002 / Granted 06/15/2004
Country: US / US,DE,CA,EP

B. Does this disclosure relate to an unpublished pending patent application?: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 Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory License to All Implementers with Possible Royalty/Fee
Licensing information, comments, notes, or URL for further information

(No information submitted)

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 Dan Romascanu
Submitter email

VIII. Other Notes

Additional notes

The issue of this Patents was brought up to our attention in a mail thread on the IPFIX WG list, where Carter Bullard mentioned the possibility of some patents relevant to the I-D to belong to AVAYA as result of the acquisition by AVAYA of part of the business and IP portfolio of Nortel Networks - see Although the WG chair indicated that a third party disclosure may be appropriate Carter stated that he does not consider it is up to him to do it, and that he leaves to the owners to make any type of IPR disclosure statements - see

Only those sections of the relevant entry form where the submitter provided information are displayed above.