IPR Details
Grant of rights for Search address technology

The text of the original IPR disclosure is available in the disclosure history.

Submitted: October 1, 1996 under the rules in RFC 1802

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 Hewlett-Packard Company

II. Patent Holder's Contact for Licence Application

Holder contact name
Holder contact email
Holder contact info

Patent Counsel
3000 Hanover Street
Palo Alto, CA 94304

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

Designations for Other Contributions
Search address technology (MIB)

IV. Disclosure of Patent Information i.e., patents or patent applications required to be disclosed by RFC 1802

A. For granted patents or published pending patent applications, please provide the following information:

Patent, Serial, Publication, Registration, or Application/File number(s)

US 5,293,635
US 5,421,024

B. Does this disclosure relate to an unpublished pending patent application?:

Has patent pending No

V. 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 See Text Below for Licensing Declaration
Licensing information, comments, notes, or URL for further information


This grant is made to help facilitate inclusion of certain patented
search address technology covering network device mapping in IETF
standards-track Management Information Base (MIB) modules. HP is
offering this search address technology to the IETF as a technique
for mapping network devices. It should be noted that the
confirmatory license mentioned is optional, since the grant of rights
is automatic.

A Grant of Rights to Hewlett-Packard US Patents 5,293,635 and 5,421,024

HP hereby covenants that it will not assert any claims in US Patents
5,293,635, 5,421,024, any continuations, divisions, or
continuations-in-part of either, or any non-US counterparts of any of
the foregoing against any party that makes, uses, sells, imports, or
offers for sale, an implementation of an IETF standards-track MIB
module that includes HP's contributed search address technology, or
any derivative of that contribution, provided that the MIB module is
employed to implement the Internet-standard network management
framework. Such grant of rights is limited in that it does not
include a right to incorporate such HP search address technology into
proprietary MIB modules.

This grant of rights will permanently terminate with respect to any
party (and to any subsidiary of a party) that asserts a patent it
owns or controls, either directly or indirectly, against HP or any of
its subsidiaries for implementation of, or operation of any system
utilizing, search address technology. The termination of rights will
occur as of the date the patent is asserted against HP.

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.

VI. Contact Information of Submitter of this Form

Submitter name
Submitter email

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